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Oligoryzomys victus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oligoryzomys victus
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1898)
Common Name/s:
English St Vincent Pygmy Rice Rat, St. Vincent Pygmy Rice Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Turvey, S. & Dávalos, L.
Reviewer/s: McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded since the before the year 1892. Extrapolating from the fact that every other rice rat species has been extirpated from the Lesser Antillean region due to introduced species, it is inferred that this species has become extinct for the same reason.
History:
1996 Endangered
1994 Extinct (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type specimen of the type locality: Lesser Antilles, Saint Vincent (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Population [top]

Population: This species has not been recorded since 1892.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is nothing known about this species. Bones have been present in Amerindian kitchens suggesting it may have been fairly common.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Black rats, brown rats, and mongoose are present on the island and likely resulted in the extinction of the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.
Citation: Turvey, S. & Dávalos, L. 2008. Oligoryzomys victus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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