Greater Cuban nesophontes

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Greater Cuban nesophontes

Extinct  (1500s) (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Nesophontidae
Genus: Nesophontes
Species: N. major
Binomial name
Nesophontes major
Arredondo, 1970

The greater Cuban nesophontes (Nesophontes major) is an extinct species of soricomorph that was native to Cuba.[2] It is thought that the introduction of rats lead to its demise.


  1. ^ Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Nesophontes major". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). "Order Soricomorpha". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 221. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.