The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Scientific Name
Oryzomys peninsulae
Thomas, 1897:548
Oryzomys palustris peninsulae Thomas, 1897:548; Oryzomys couesi peninsularis Thomas, 1897:548; Oryzomys couesi peninsulae Thomas, 1897:548
Common Name/s
Lower Californian rice rat
Baja California, Mexico & California, USA
Last Record
23 May 1896 or later (Carleton & Arroyo-Cabrales, 2009:122)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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[b]Holotype:[/b] BMNH (skin and skull, male)

[b]Other specimens:[/b]

USNM 93398
USNM 146607 to 146620
USNM 147340

21 specimens in total exist of O. peninsulae (Carleton & Arroyo-Cabrales, 2009:99)
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

Thomas, Oldfield. (1897). [url=]Description of new bats and rodents from America[/url]. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 6, 20: 544-553.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Alvarez-Castañeda, Sergio Ticul. (1994). Current status of the rice rat, Oryzomys couesi peninsularis. The Southwestern Naturalist 39(1): 99-100.

Carleton, M. D. and Arroyo-Cabrales, J. (2009). [url=]Review of the Oryzomys couesi complex (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) in western Mexico[/url]. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 331: 94-127.

Goldman, Edward Alphonso. (1918). [url=]The rice rats of North America (Genus Oryzomys)[/url]. North American Fauna 43: 1-100. [esp. pp. 45-46]

Merriam, C. H. (1901). [url=]Synopsis of the rice rats (genus Oryzomys) of the United States and Mexico[/url]. Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences 3: 273-295.