Jaw of a Giant Door Mouse

Mlata is thought to have been connected with Italy and Africa before and during the last Ice Age.
Skeletons of Dwarf Elephants and Dwarf Rhinoceroses were found, strengthening this hypothesis.

At the same time, pieces of skeletons by what seem to be Giant Door Mouses were also found. (to the right an example) — the jawbone on the photograph measures 14.8cm, indicating the presence of Door Mouses of the size of small Dwarf Elephants. One can suppose a bloody battle between these two species.

What led to their extinction remains unknown.
Open remains also the question why these animals are called Door Mice. Which doors?

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