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Chaetodipus rudinoris fornicatus Burt, 1932

Bailey's pocket mouse, Montserrat(e) Island pocket mouse

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Perognathus baileyi fornicatus Burt, 1932; Chaetodipus baileyi fornicatus Burt, 1932

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 21 May 1975

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Predation by feral cats probably caused Bailey's pocket mouse to become extinct (Alvarez-Castaneda and Cortes-Calva, 2002).

 

Distribution

Montserrat Island, Gulf of California, Mexico

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

The last two specimens collected are in the collection of the Instituto de Biología of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Alvarez-Castaneda and Cortes-Calva, 2002).

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Burt, William Henry. (1932). Description of heretofore unknown mammals from islands in the Gulf of California, México. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 7(16): 161-182.

 

Other references:

Álvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul and Cortes-Calva, Patricia. (2002). Extirpation of bailey's pocket mouse, Chaetodipus baileyi fornicatus (Heteromyidae: Mammalia), from Isla Montserrat, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Western American Naturalist 62: 496-497.

Álvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul and Ortega-Rubio, Alfredo. (2003). Current status of rodents on islands in the Gulf of California. Biological Conservation 100: 157-163.

Linzey, A.V., Timm, R., Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. (2008). Chaetodipus rudinoris. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 13 September 2011.

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