|Scientific Name:||Noronhomys vespuccii|
|Species Authority:||Carleton & Olson, 1999|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Weksler, M. & Costa, L.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is known only from fossil information; however, historical archives indicate that the species persisted until after the year 1500 AD. The species was likely extirpated soon thereafter (see Carleton and Olson, 1999).
|Range Description:||This species is known from late Quaternary fossils, with the type locality given as: Brazil, Territorio de Fernando de Noronha, Ilha Fernando de Noronha, beach dunes (late Quaternary) near Ponta de Santo Antonio (Carleton and Olson, 1999). There is historical archival information from Amerigo Vespucci's 1503 voyage to the New World that this species existed on Fernando de Noronha at that time. The species was likely extirpated soon thereafter (Carleton and Olson, 1999).|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Unknown. Maybe beach dunes and associated habitats.|
Carleton, M.D. and Olson, S.L. 1999. Amerigo Vespucci and the Rat of Fernando de Noronha: A new genus and species of Rodentia (Muridae: Sigmodontinae) from a volcanic island off Brazil's continental shelf. American Museum Novitates 3256: 59.
Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.
|Citation:||Weksler, M. & Costa, L. 2008. Noronhomys vespuccii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.|