|Scientific Name:||Oryzomys antillarum|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1898|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This is often regarded as a synonym or subspecies of the mainland Oryzomys couesi (Wilson and Reeder 2005). Following Weksler et al. (2006), it is maintained here as a valid species.|
|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 because it has not been recorded since the year 1877.
|Range Description:||This species was known from Jamaica.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Unknown.|
|Major Threat(s):||Likely went extinct following the introduction of mongoose. The species was last recorded 5 years after the introduction of mongoose to Jamaica.|
McFarlane, D. A., Lundberg, J. and Fincham, A. G. 2002. A late quaternary paleoecological record from caves of southern Jamaica, West Indies. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 64(2): 117-125.
Morgan, G. S. 1993. Quaternary land vertebrates of Jamaica. In: R. M. Wright and E. Robinson (eds), Biostratigraphy of Jamaica: Memoirs of the Geological Society of America, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO, USA.
Weksler, M., Percequillo, A. R. and Voss, R. S. 2006. Ten new genera of Oryzomyine rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae). American Museum Novitates 3537: 1-29.
Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. 2005. Mammal Species of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. 2008. Oryzomys antillarum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 May 2015.|
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