Nesophontes zamicrus

Dwarf Nesophontes
(Nesophontes zamicrus)

syn. -


Dominican Republic: East Hispaniola
Haiti: West Hispaniola

native name: -

size: ?

extinction date: ?

As all other members of the genus Nesophontes, also this one, the smallest known, has been described only from some few bones, mostly parts of the scull.

In 1930 bones of a Nesophontes species were found in owl pellets that looked so fresh that scientists thought the animal could have survived at least until around that date.


- Gary S. Morgan; Charles A. Woods: 'Extinction and the zoogeography of West Indian land mammals' (1986)
- Richard J. Huggett: 'Fundamentals of Biogeography' (2004)
- R. D. E. MacPhee; Clare Flemming; Darrin P. Lunde: '"Last occurrence" of the Antillean insectivoran Nesophontes : new radiometric dates and their interpretation.' (1999)
- Donald A. McFarlane; Abel Vale; Keith Christenson; Joyce Lundberg; Gabriel Atilles; Stein-Erik Lauritzen: 'New Specimens of Late Quaternary Extinct Mammals from Caves in Sanchez Ramirez Province, Dominican Republic.' (2000)