The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Oryzomys peninsulae Thomas, 1897:548

Lower Californian rice rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Oryzomys palustris peninsulae Thomas, 1897:548; Oryzomys couesi peninsularis Thomas, 1897:548; Oryzomys couesi peninsulae Thomas, 1897:548

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 23 May 1896 or later (Carleton & Arroyo-Cabrales, 2009:122)

 

Distribution

Baja California, Mexico & California, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: BMNH 98.3.1.107 (skin and skull, male)

 

Other specimens:

USNM 93398
USNM 146607 to 146620
USNM 147340

 

21 specimens in total exist of O. peninsulae (Carleton & Arroyo-Cabrales, 2009:99)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

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

 

Other references:

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). Review of the Oryzomys couesi complex (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) in western Mexico. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 331: 94-127.

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

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

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/18210/oryzomys-peninsulae-lower-california-rice

 

<< Back to the Rodents database