The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Scientific Name
Oligoryzomys victus
Thomas, 1898:178
Oryzomys victus Thomas, 1898:178
Common Name/s
St. Vincent pygmy rice rat, St. Vincent colilargo, St Vincent rice rat, Pygmy rice rat
St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles
Last Record
1892 or before (Turvey & Dávalos, 2008)
IUCN status
TSE Forum thread
[b]Holotype:[/b] BMNH (adult female)
Only known from the holotype.
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Thomas, Oldfield. (1898). On indigenous Muridae in the West Indies; with the description of a new Mexican [i]Oryzomys[/i]. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 7, 1:176-180.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). [url=]Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals[/url]. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

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.

Ellerman, J. R. 1941. The families and genera of living rodents. Vol. II. Family Muridae. British Museum (Natural History), London, 690 pp.

Goldman, E. A. 1918. The rice rats of North America (Genus Oryzomys). North American Fauna, 43: 1-100.

Goodwin, Harry A. and Goodwin, J. M. (1973). [url=]List of mammals which have become extinct or are possibly extinct since 1600[/url]. Int. Union Conserv. Nat. Occas. Pap. 8: 1-20.

Hall, E. R., and K. R. Kelson. 1959. The mammals of North America. Ronald Press Co., New York, 1:1-546; 2:547-1083 + 79.

Ray, Clayton E. (1962). The Oryzomyine Rodents of the Antillean Subregion. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Harvard University, 211 pp.

Turvey, S. and Dávalos, L. (2008). Oligoryzomys victus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 30 July 2013.

Turvey, S.T., Weksler, M., Morris, E.L. & Nokkert, M. 2010 Taxonomy, phylogeny and diversity of the extinct Lesser Antillean rice rats (Sigmodontinae: Oryzomyini), with description of a new genus and species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 748-772.