|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 five 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 2008: e.T136540A4307716.Downloaded on 23 July 2017.|
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