Boromys torrei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Turvey, S. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
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.
1996 Extinct

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was known from Cuba.
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: Extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown, but the extinction likely followed the introduction of rats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None

Citation: Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. 2008. Boromys torrei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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