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Nesophontid Insectivores are insectivores of the West Indies, presumed extinct since the seventeenth century. Size of a mouse or rat. Long snout.

Fresh bone and tissue samples taken from barn owl pellets in Haiti in 1930 suggest a recent survival. The introduction of rodents and habitat destruction undoubtedly contributed to their demise.

Scientific names

  • Family Nesophontidae. Known species include the Atalaye nesophontes(Nesophontes hypomicrus).

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