Boromys torrei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Echimyidae

Scientific Name: Boromys torrei Allen, 1917
Common Name(s):
English Torre’s Cave Rat

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. The species is known from recent fossil deposits which also contain rats, suggesting that it persisted until the modern era and that the extinction followed the arrival of European settlers.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was known from Cuba (Turvey 2009).
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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): Unknown, but the extinction probably followed the introduction of rats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None

Citation: Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. 2016. Boromys torrei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T2886A22206099. . Downloaded on 19 April 2018.
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