Heteropsomys insulans 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Heteropsomys insulans 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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-10
Assessor(s): Turvey, S. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Naylor, L.
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:

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]

Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Not known.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Possibly rats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. 2016. Heteropsomys insulans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T10025A22205961. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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