The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Scientific Name
Oryzomys antillarum
Thomas, 1898:177
Oryzomys palustris antillarum Thomas, 1898:177; Oryzomys couesi antillarum Thomas, 1898:177
Common Name/s
Jamaican rice rat
Last Record
IUCN status
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[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

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

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Allen, G. M. (1942). Extinct and vanishing mammals of the Western Hemisphere with the marine species of all the oceans. American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Special Publications 11: 1-620.

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.

Coues, E. (1877). Muridae. Pp. x+264 in Coues, E. and Allen, J.A. Monographs of North American Rodentia. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories 11:xii+x+1091 pp.

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

D.A. McFarlane, J. Lundberg, and A. G. Fincham. (2002). [url=]A late Quaternary paleoecological record from caves of southern Jamaica, West Indies[/url]. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 64(2): 117-125.

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.

Morgan, G. S. (1993). Quaternary land vertebrates of Jamaica. In R. M. Wright and E. Robinson (eds.), Biostratigraphy of Jamaica. Geol. Soc. Amer. Mem. 182: 147-442. ["[includes] a summary of the systematic relationships of [i]O. antillarum[/i] and its mainland progenitor"]

Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). Oryzomys antillarum. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 18 September 2012.

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.