|Scientific Name:||Megalomys desmarestii (J. Fischer, 1829)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K.|
This species is listed as Extinct as it has not been found since approximately 1897.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species was known from Martinique.|
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|Population:||This species is now Extinct.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Very little is known about the habitats and ecology of this species. It possibly occurred in forest and plantations in the 19th century.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species most likely extinct due to the introduction of mongoose, although it has been suggested that the eruption of Mt. Pele in 1902 might have played a role in its final decline.|
|Conservation Actions:||Conservation actions are not applicable to this species as it is already extinct.|
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 7 December 2017).
|Citation:||Turvey, S.T. & Helgen, K. 2017. Megalomys desmarestii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T12980A22377057.Downloaded on 20 March 2018.|
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