Last Updated: 
03-Oct-2000
 

 

 

 

Amblyrhiza

 

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The remains of the single species A. inundata have been found on the islands of Anguilla and St. Martin.  A much larger relative of Quemisia and Elasmodontomys, Amblyrhiza reached the size of an American black bear, but shows remarkable body-size variability with individuals ranging from a low of ~50 kg to a high of ~200 kg.  Amblyrhiza is considered to be a last-interglacial casualty of high sea-level stands impinging on the Anguilla Bank.

 

 

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