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Oryzomys antillarum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA CRICETIDAE

Scientific Name: Oryzomys antillarum
Species Authority: Thomas, 1898
Common Name(s):
English Jamaican Rice Rat
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.

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)
Justification:
Listed as Extinct because it has not been recorded since the year 1877.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: Extinct.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Unknown.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Bibliography [top]

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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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