Cricetidae gen. & sp. ‘Saba’

Saba Rice Rat (Cricetidae gen. & sp.)

The Saba Rice Rat is known from subfossil remains that were recovered from an archaeological site named Kelbey’s Ridge on the small island of Saba in the Caribbean Netherlands.

The remains of this species were dated to about 1290 to 1400 AD.. [1][2]



[1] Elizabeth Reitz; C. Margaret Scarry; Sylvia J. Scudder: Case Studies in Environmental Archaeology (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology). Springer; Second Edition 2007
[2] S. T. Turvey: Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press, USA 2009


edited: 17.02.2020