Heteropsomys insulans 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Heteropsomys insulans
Species Authority: Anthony, 1916
Common Name(s):
English Insular Cave Rat
Taxonomic Notes: This species includes the junior synonym H. antillensis which was previously interpreted as a separate species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Turvey, S. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Extinct. Radio carbon dating has recently shown that this species probably persisted until the time of first European arrival in the West Indies.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Extinct (EX)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was known from Puerto Rico and Vieques Island.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Puerto Rico
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Population [top]

Population: Extinct.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Not known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Possibly rats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. 2008. Heteropsomys insulans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10025A3154593. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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