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Megaoryzomys curioi Niethammer, 1964

Galapágos giant rat

 

 


Locality
Santa Cruz, Galapágos Islands
Last Record
Late Quaternary
IUCN status
[url=https://www.iucnredlist.org/details/136657/0]Extinct[/url]
TSE Forum thread
https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7119/megaoryzomys-curioi-galapagos-giant-rat
Hypodigm
VCCDRS 54866
VCCDRS 55281

For full details, see: https://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/collections/eng/furtherinfo/1/54866/ and https://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/collections/eng/furtherinfo/1/55281/
Notes
References
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Niethammer, J. (1964). Contribution a la connaissance des mammiferes terrestres de l'ile Indefatigable (=Santa Cruz), Galapagos. Résultats de l'expedition Allemagne aux Galapagos 1962/63. Mammalia, 28:593-606.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). [url=https://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/bitstream/handle/2246/3233/N3248.pdf?sequence=1]Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals[/url]. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Hutterer, Rainer and Oromi, P. (1993). La rata gigante de la Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos: Algunos datos y problemas. Resultados Cientificos del Proyecto Galapagos, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Tenerife 4: 63-76.

Ronez, Christophe et al. (2020). Tribal allocation and biogeographical significance of one of the largest sigmodontine rodent, the extinct Galápagos Megaoryzomys (Cricetidae). Historical Biology. https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2020.1752202 [Abstract]

 

Steadman, David W. and Ray, C. E. (1982). The Relationships of Megaoryzomys curioi, an Extinct Cricetine Rodent (Muroidea: Muridae) from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, 51: 23 pages, 11 figures. (available online, 7.2MB file: https://www.sil.si.edu/smithsoniancontributions/Paleobiology/pdf_hi/SCtP-0051.pdf)

Weksler, M. & Tirira, D. (2008). Megaoryzomys curioi. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 12 September 2011.

Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. 2005 Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.
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