The first fossil record of endemic murid rodents from the Philippines: A late Pleistocene cave fauna from northern Luzon
Excavations in Callao Cave, in the lowland (ca. 85 m elevation) Cagayan River Valley of northeastern Luzon, Philippines, have produced the first fossils of any endemic genera of Philippine murid rodents. Three dentaries dated to the Late Pleistocene, between ca. 50,000 and 68,000 BP, are referred to the genera Batomys and Apomys; the former is a member of the endemic "Phloeomys Division" of Philippine murids, and the latter of the "Chrotomys Division," also endemic to the Philippines. Batomys...[Show more]
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