|Scientific Name:||Megalomys desmarestii|
|Species Authority:||(J. Fischer, 1829)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|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 as it has not been found since approximately 1897.
|Range Description:||This species was known from Martinique.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Very little known, possibly occurred in forest and plantations in the 19th Century.|
|Major Threat(s):||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.|
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
|Citation:||Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. 2008. Megalomys desmarestii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 April 2015.|
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