The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Antillomys rayi Brace et al. 2015



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Oryzomyini sp. (rice rat) (Steadman et al. 1984)


Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene



Antigua, Lesser Antilles












Original scientific description:

Brace, Selina et al. (2015). Unexpected evolutionary diversity in a recently extinct Caribbean mammal radiation. Proc Biol Sci. B 282(1807): 20142371.


Other references:

Goedert, Jean et al. (2020). Isotopic ecology and extirpation chronology of the extinct Lesser Antillean native rodent Antillomys rayi Brace et al. (2015). Quaternary Science Reviews 245: 106509. [Abstract]

David W. Steadman, Gregory K. Pregill, and Storrs L. Olson. (1984). Fossil vertebrates from Antigua, Lesser Antilles: Evidence for late Holocene human-caused extinctions in the West Indies. Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci. USA 81: 4448-4451.


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