The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Scientific Name
Brotomys voratus
Miller, 1916:7
Common Name/s
Hispaniolan edible rat
Hispaniola (including La Gonave Island)
Last Record
Sometime between 1536 and 1546
IUCN status
TSE Forum thread
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Mancina, Carlos A., Woods, Charles A. and Kilpatrick, C. William. (2012). [url=]Chapter 7: Checklist: Updated Checklist of Endemic Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies[/url], pp. 389-415. In: Borroto-Páez, Rafael, Woods, Charles A. and Sergile, F. E. (eds.). Terrestrial Mammals of the West Indies: Contributions. Gainesville, Florida: Florida Museum of Natural History and Wacahoota Press. 482 pp.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

McFarlane, D.A., A. Vale, K. Christenson, J. Lundberg, G. Atilles, and S.E. Lauritzen. (2000). [url=]New specimens of Late Quaternary extinct mammals from caves in Sanchez Ramirez Province, Dominican Republic[/url]. Caribbean Journal of Science 36: 163-166.

Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). Brotomys voratus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 01 July 2011.