Oryzomys antillarum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Oryzomys antillarum Thomas, 1898
Common Name(s):
English Jamaican Rice Rat
Taxonomic Notes: This is often regarded as a synonym or subspecies of the mainland Oryzomys couesi (Wilson and Reeder 2005). Following Weksler et al. (2006), it is maintained here as a valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-08-22
Assessor(s): Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded since the year 1877.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was known from Jamaica.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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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 of this species are not known.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species likely became extinct following the introduction of mongoose. It was last recorded five years after the introduction of mongoose to Jamaica.

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. Oryzomys antillarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T136540A22388029. . Downloaded on 21 July 2018.
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