Megalomys luciae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Megalomys luciae (Forsyth Major, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Santa Lucian Pilorie, Santa Lucia Giant Rice Rat
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-08-23
Assessor(s): Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded since the before the year 1881.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was known from St. Lucia.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Saint Lucia
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Population [top]

Population:The species is now Extinct.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The habitats and ecology that were used by this species are not known

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species presumably became extinct due to mongoose introductions, as the last historical record slightly predates the introduction of the mongoose.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation actions are not applicable to this species as it is already extinct.

Citation: Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K. 2017. Megalomys luciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T12981A22377126. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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