|Scientific Name:||Oligoryzomys victus|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1898)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Turvey, S. & Dávalos, L.|
|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 before the year 1892. Extrapolating from the fact that every other rice rat species has been extirpated from the Lesser Antillean region due to introduced species, it is inferred that this species has become extinct for the same reason.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the type specimen of the type locality: Lesser Antilles, Saint Vincent (Musser and Carleton 2005).|
Regionally extinct:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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|Population:||This species has not been recorded since 1892.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||There is nothing known about this species. Bones have been present in Amerindian kitchens suggesting it may have been fairly common.|
|Major Threat(s):||Black rats, brown rats, and mongoose are present on the island and likely resulted in the extinction of the species.|
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:||Turvey, S. & Dávalos, L. 2008. Oligoryzomys victus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.|