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Nesoryzomys fernandinae Hutterer & Hirsch, 1979

Fernandina nesoryzomys, Fernandina rice rat, Fernandina Galápagos mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1979

Rediscovered in 1995

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Fernandina, Galápagos Islands












Adsersen, Anne and Adsersen, Henning. (1987). The mystery of the Fernandina mouse. Noticias de Galápagos 45: 26, pl. 1.

Dowler, R. C., Carroll, D. S. and Edwards, C. W. (2000). Rediscovery of rodents (Genus Nesoryzomys) considered extinct in the Galápagos Islands. Oryx 34: 109-118. [Abstract]

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.

Tirira, D., Dowler, R., Boada, C. and Weksler, M. (2008). Nesoryzomys fernandinae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 18 April 2015.


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