Rodentia (Rodents: Mice, Rats, Chipmunks, Beavers, Springhares etc.)

Suborder: Anomaluromorpha

Family: Anomaluridae (Scaly-tailed Squirrels)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Family: Pedetidae (Springhares)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Suborder: Castorimorpha

Superfamily: Castoroidea (Beavers)

Family: Castoridae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Castoroides leiseyorum Morgan & White, 1995 - c.9,000 BC USA Extinct Access
Castoroides ohioensis dilophidus Martin, 1969 Giant beaver c.9,000 BC Florida, USA Extinct Access
Castoroides ohioensis ohioensis Foster, 1838 Giant beaver c.9,000 BC Florida, USA Extinct Access

 

Superfamily: Geomyoidea (Pocket Gophers & Pocket Mice, Kangaroo Rats & Kangaroo Mice)

Family: Geomyidae (Pocket Gophers)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Geomys pinetis cumberlandius Bangs, 1898 Cumberland Island pocket gopher ? Cumberland Island, Camden County, Georgia, USA ? Access
Geomys pinetis fontanelus Sherman, 1940 Sherman's pocket gopher 1950? Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA Missing Access
Geomys pinetis goffi Sherman, 1944 Goff’s pocket gopher, Goff’s south-eastern pocket gopher 1955 Pineda Ridge, near Eau Gallie, Brevard County, Florida, USA Extinct Access
Orthogeomys cuniculus Elliot, 1905 Oaxacan pocket gopher 1960's Zanatepec, Oaxaca State, México Missing Access
Orthogeomys lanius Elliot, 1905 Big pocket gopher (rediscovered) Veracruz, México Rediscovered Access
Pappogeomys bulleri alcorni Russell, 1957 Alcorn's pocket gopher 1998 Sierra del Tigre, Jalisco, Mexico Missing Access
Thomomys bottae abstrusus Hall & Davis, 1935 Fish Spring pocket gopher ? Nevada, USA Missing Access
Thomomys bottae curtatus Hall, 1932 San Antonio pocket gopher ? Nevada, USA Missing Access
Thomomys bottae subsimilis Goldman, 1933 Harquahala pocket gopher ? Arizona, USA Missing Access
Thomomys mazama louiei Gardner, 1950 Cathlamet pocket gopher 1956 near Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA Extinct Access
Thomomys mazama tacomensis Taylor, 1919 Tacoma pocket gopher ? Washington, USA Extinct Access
Thomomys mazama tumuli Dalquest and Scheffer, 1942 Tenino pocket gopher, Rocky Prairie pocket gopher ? Washington, USA Missing Access

 

Family: Heteromyidae (Kangaroo Rats & Kangaroo Mice, Pocket Mice)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Chaetodipus rudinoris fornicatus Burt, 1932 Bailey's pocket mouse, Montserrat(e) Island pocket mouse 21 May 1975 Montserrat Island, Gulf of California, Mexico Extinct Access
Dipodomys californicus eximius Grinnell, 1919 Marysville kangaroo rat, Lesser California kangaroo rat 1983 vicinity of Marysville Buttes, Sutter County, California, USA Missing Access
Dipodomys gravipes Huey, 1925 San Quintin kangaroo rat (rediscovered) North-western Baja California, Mexico Rediscovered Access
Dipodomys heermanni berkeleyensis Grinnell, 1919 Berkeley's kangaroo rat 1900's California, USA Invalid (synonym) Access
Dipodomys heermanni morroensis Merriam, 1907 Morro Bay Kangaroo Rat 1991 or 1993 South side of Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA Invalid (synonym) Access
Dipodomys merriami insularis Merriam, 1907 San José Island kangaroo rat (rediscovered) San José Island, Mexico Rediscovered Access
Dipodomys microps alfredi Goldman, 1937 Gunnison Island Kangaroo rat 1 June 1937 or later Gunnison Island, Utah, USA Extinct Access
Dipodomys microps russeolus Goldman, 1939 Dolphin Island chisel-toothed kangaroo rat ? Dolphin Island, Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Invalid (synonym) Access
Dipodomys nitratoides exilis Merriam, 1894 Fresno kangaroo rat November 1992 San Joaquin Valley, California, USA Missing Access
Microdipodops megacephalus nexus Hall, 1941 Izenhood kangaroo mouse ? Great Basin Desert, Nevada, USA Extinct Access
Perognathus alticolus alticolus Rhoads, 1894 San Bernardino white-eared kangaroo rat, San Bernardino white-eared pocket mouse 1934 San Bernardino Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, USA Missing Access
Perognathus huastecensis Dalquest & Roth, 1970 - Late Pleistocene Mexico Extinct Access
Perognathus longimembris kinoensis Huey, 1935 Kino silky pocket mouse ? Bahía Kino, Sonora State, Mexico Missing/Extinct Access
Perognathus longimembris pacificus Mearns, 1898 - (rediscovered) shore of Pacific Ocean, San Diego County, California, USA Rediscovered Access

 

 

Suborder: Hystricomorpha

Superfamily: Cavioidea

Family: Dasyproctidae (Goutis and Acouchis)

—No subordinate taxa

Family: Cuniculidae (Pacas)

—No subordinate taxa

Family: Dinomyidae (Pacarana)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Niedemys piauiensis Kerber et al. 2014 - Late Quaternary Brazil Extinct Access

 

 

Family: Caviidae (Cavies, Capybaras and Guinea Pigs)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Hydrochaeris holmesi Simpson, 1928 Holmes’s capybara Late Pleistocene Florida, USA Extinct Access
Microcavia criolloensis Ubilla et al., 1999 - Late Pleistocene Uruguay Extinct Access
Neochoerus aesopi Leidy, 1853 - Late Pleistocene Florida, USA Extinct Access
Neochoerus pinckneyi Hay, 1923 Pinckney's capybara Late Pleistocene Americas Extinct Access

 

 

Superfamily: Chinchilloidea

Family: Chinchillidae (Chinchillas and Viscachas)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Chinchilla chinchilla (Lichtenstein, 1829) Short-tailed chinchilla (rediscovered) Chile & Peru Rediscovered Access
Chinchilla lanigera (Molina, 1782) Long-tailed chinchilla (rediscovered) Chile Rediscovered Access
Lagostomus crassus Thomas, 1910 Peruvian chinchilla or vischaca) subfossil Peru Extinct Access

 

Family: Abrocomidae (Chinchilla Rats)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Cuscomys oblativa Eaton, 1916 Machu Picchu arboreal chinchilla rat (rediscovered) Machu Picchu, Peru Rediscovered Access

 

 

Superfamily: Ctenodactyloidea

Family: Ctenodactylidae (Gundis)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Family: Diatomyidae (Laotian Rock Rat)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Superfamily: Erethizontoidea

Family: Erethizontidae (New World Porcupines)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Chaetomys subspinosus (Olfers, 1818) Bristle-spined porcupine,Bristle-spined rat, Thin-spined porcupine (rediscovered) Brazil Rediscovered Access

 

 

Superfamily: Octodontoidea

Family: Capromyidae (Hutias)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Capromys arredondoi Varona and Arredondo, 1979 (Varona, 1984?) - ? Cuba Invalid (synonym) Access
Capromys beatrizae (Varona & Arredondo, 1979) - Late Pleistocene or Holocene Cuba Invalid (synonym) Access
Capromys delicatus Varona & Arredondo, 1979 Arredondo's dwarf hutia ? ? Extinct Access
Capromys jaumei Varona & Arredondo, 1979 Jaume's dwarf hutia ? ? Invalid (synonym) Access
Capromys kraglievichi Varona & Arredondo, 1979 Kraglievich's dwarf hutia ? ? Extinct Access
Capromys latus Varona & Arredondo, 1979 Giant hutia, Robust hutia ? Cuba Extinct Access
Capromys minimus  (Varona & Arredondo, 1979) Eastern dwarf hutia, Mayarí small hutia ? Cuba Extinct Access
Capromys pappus Varona, 1984 - ? ? Extinct Access
Capromys robustus Varona & Arredondo, 1979 - ? ? Extinct Access
Capromys silvai Varona & Arredondo, 1979 Silva's dwarf hutia ? ? Invalid (synonym) Access
Capromys sp. nov. 'Cayman Islands' - - ? Cayman Islands (Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman and Little Cayman) Extinct Access
Geocapromys columbianus Chapman, 1892 Cuban coney, Cuban hutia, Cuban short tailed hutia, Columbian hutia ? Cuba (including Isla de la Juventud) Extinct Access
Geocapromys ingrahami abaconis Lawrence, 1934 Great Abaco hutia, Abaco Island hutia ? Great Abaco Island, Bahamas Extinct Access
Geocapromys ingrahami ingrahami (J.A. Allen, 1891) Bahaman hutia, Ingraham's hutia (rediscovered) East Plana Keys, Bahamas Rediscovered Access
Geocapromys ingrahami irrectus Lawrence, 1934 Crooked Island hutia, Crooked Island coney 1340 to 1280 cal. BP Crooked Island, Eleuthera Island & Long Island, Bahamas Extinct Access
Geocapromys megas Varona and Arredondo, 1979 - Late Pleistocene Cuba Extinct Access
Geocapromys pleistocenicus Varona & Arredondo, 1979 - Holocene Cuba Extinct Access
Geocapromys thoracatus True, 1888 Little Swan Island hutia, Swan Island hutia 1955 Little Swan Island, Honduras Extinct Access
Geocapromys sp. nov. 'Cayman Brac' - Cayman Brac hutia Holocene Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands, Caribbean Extinct Access
Geocapromys sp. nov. 'Grand Cayman' - - Holocene? Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean Extinct Access
Hexolobodon phenax Miller, 1929 Imposter hutia, Hispaniolan hexolobodon, Haitian hexolobodon After 1500 AD Hispaniola Extinct Access
Hexolobodon sp. nov. 'Haiti' - - ? Haiti, Hispaniola Extinct Access
Hyperplagiodontia araeum Ray, 1964 San Rafael hutia ? Hispaniola Extinct Access
Isolobodon montanus Miller, 1922 Montane hutia, Hispaniolan narrow-toothed hutia, Narrow-toothed hutia After 1500 AD Hispaniola Extinct Access
Isolobodon portoricensis Allen, 1916 Puerto Rican hutia, Puerto Rican isolobodon, Haitian isolobodn After 1300 AD Hispaniola and surrounding islands Extinct Access
Isolobodon sp. nov. 'Hispaniola' - - Holocene Hispaniola Extinct Access
Macrocapromys acevedo Arredondo, 1958 Acevedo's giant hutia, Acevedo's hutia subfossil Cuba Invalid (synonym) Access
Mesocapromys angelcabrerai (Varona, 1979) Cabrera's hutia (rediscovered) Cuba Rediscovered Access
Mesocapromys barbouri Varona and Arredondo, 1979 - ? Cuba Invalid (synonym) Access
Mesocapromys gracilis (Varona and Arredondo, 1979) Gracile small hutia ? Cuba Extinct Access
Mesocapromys nanus Allen, 1917 Dwarf hutia 1937 (26 October 1951?) Matanzas Province, Cuba Extinct Access
Mesocapromys sanfelipensis Varona & Garrido, 1970 Little Earth hutia, San Felipe hutia, Little ground hutia 1978 Cayo Juan Garcia, Archipiélago de los Canorreos, Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba Missing Access
Mysateles arboricolus Kratochvíl, Rodriguez and Barus, 1978 - ? ? Invalid (synonym) Access
Mysateles garridoi (Varona, 1970) Garrido’s hutia c.1978 small unnamed islet northwest of Cayo Largo, Archipiélago de los Canarreos, Cuba Invalid (synonym) Access
Mysateles prehensilis meridionalis (Varona, 1986) Isla De La Juventud Tree Hutia, Southern Hutia, Carabalí hutia of the south of the Isla de la Juventud, Sata hutia, Tree hutia, Prehensile-tailed hutia 1978 Isla de la Joventud (= Isle of Pines), Cuba Missing Access
Plagiodontia aedium F. Cuvier, 1836 Cuvier's hutia, Hispaniolan hutia, Hispanolan hutia, Dominican hutia (rediscovered) Hispaniola Rediscovered Access
Plagiodontia ipnaeum Johnson, 1948 Samana hutia, Hispaniolan hutia, Zagouti After 1500 AD Hispaniola Extinct Access
Plagiodontia spelaeum Miller, 1929 Cave hutia, Hispaniolan hutia, Least Hispaniolan hutia, Zagouti c.1750 Hispaniola Extinct Access
Plagiodontia velozi Rimoli, 1976 - ? Hispaniola Extinct Access
Rhizoplagiodontia lemkei Woods, 1989 Lemke’s hutia Late Pleistocene Haiti, Hispaniola Extinct Access

 

Family: Ctenomyidae (Tuco-tucos)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Ctenomys dorsalis Thomas, 1900 - 1940's Paraguay Missing Access
Ctenomys magellanicus dicki Osgood, 1943 Dick's tuco tuco pre-1944 Riesco Island, Chile Extinct Access
Ctenomys priscus Owen, 1840 - Late Pleistocene? South America Extinct Access

 

 

Family: Echimyidae (Spiny Rats and Coypu)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Boromys offella Miller, 1916 Oriente cave rat, Greater Cuban spiny rat, Larger Cuban spiny rat Holocene Cuba (including Isla de la Juventud) Extinct Access
Boromys torrei Allen, 1917 Torre’s cave rat, Small Cuban spiny rat Holocene Cuba Extinct Access
Brotomys contractus Miller, 1929 Haitian edible rat, Hispaniola spiny rat, mohuy Holocene Hispaniola Extinct Access
Brotomys voratus Miller, 1916 Hispaniolan edible rat Between 1536 and 1546 Hispaniola (including La Gonave Island) Extinct Access
Clyomys riograndensis Hadler et al., 2008 - Holocene Brazil Extinct Access
Euryzygomatomys mordax (Winge, 1888) - Holocene Brazil Missing Access
Heteropsomys antillensis Anthony, 1917 Antillean cave rat, Large Puerto Rican spiny rat ? Puerto Rico Invalid? Access
Heteropsomys insulans Anthony, 1916 Insular cave rat, Puerto Rican cave rat, Hutia-like Puerto Rican spiny rat ? Puerto Rico and Vieques Island Extinct Access
Phyllomys unicolor (Wagner, 1842) Bahian giant tree rat, Unicolored tree rat (rediscovered) Bahia state, Brazil Rediscovered Access
Puertoricomys corozalus Williams & Koopman, 1951 Corozal Cave rat, Old Puerto Rican spiny rat Late Pleistocene Puerto Rico Extinct Access
Santamartamys rufodorsalis
(J.A. Allen, 1899) Red-crested tree rat, Santa Marta Toro (rediscovered) Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: †Heptaxodontidae (Giant Hutias) [invalid?]

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Alterodon major Anthony, 1920 - Late Pleistocene Jamaica Invalid (synonym) Access
Amblyrhiza inundata Cope, 1868 Anguilla giant hutia Late Pleistocene Anguilla & St. Martin, Lesser Antilles Extinct Access
Clidomys osborni Anthony, 1920 Jamaican giant hutia, Larger Jamaican giant hutia, Osborn's key mouse Late Pleistocene Jamaica Extinct Access
Clidomys parvus Anthon, 1920 - ? Jamaica Invalid (synonym) Access
Elasmodontomys obliquus Anthony, 1916 Plate-toothed mouse, Puerto Rican giant hutia, Puerto Rican plate-toothed giant hutia After 2,000 BC Puerto Rico Extinct Access
Quemisia gravis Miller, 1929 Twisted-toothed mouse, Twisted-toothed giant hutia, Hispaniolan quemi After 1500 AD? Haiti, Hispaniola Extinct Access
Tainotherium valei Turvey, Grady & Rye, 2006 - Late Quaternary Puerto Rico Extinct Access
Xaymaca fulvopulvis MacPhee & Flemming, 2003 - c. 8,090-9,420 BC Jamaica Extinct Access

 

 

Family: Octodontidae (Degus and relatives)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Dicolpomys fossor Winge, 1887 - Holocene Argentina & Brazil Extinct Access
Octodon pacificus Hutterer, 1994 Pacific degu, Mocha degu (rediscovered) Mocha Island (=Isla Mocha), Arauca Province, Chile Rediscovered Access

 

 

Superfamily: incertae sedis

Family: Bathyergidae (Blesmols or African Mole-rats)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Family: Hystricidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Hystrix brachyura punungensis Van Weers, 2003 Punung porcupine 80,000 yBP Java, Indonesia Extinct Access
Hystrix brachyura vinogradovi Argyropulo, 1941 - ca. 32,000-41,000 cal BP Altai Mountains Invalid? Access
Hystrix kiangsenensis Wang, 1931 - Late Pleistocene China Invalid? Access
Hystrix refossa Gervais, 1852 - Late Pleistocene Eurasia Extinct Access

 

 

Family: Petromuridae (Dassie Rat)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Family: Thryonomyidae (Cane Rats)

—No subordinate taxa

 

 

Suborder: Myomorpha

Superfamily: Dipodoidea (Jerboas and Jumping Mice)

Family: Dipodidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Sicista armenica Sokolov & Baskevich, 1988 Armenian birch mouse (rediscovered Armenia Rediscovered Access

 

 

Superfamily: Muroidea

Family: Calomyscidae (Mouse-like Hamsters)

 

Family: Cricetidae (True Hamsters, Voles and Lemmings)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Abrawayaomys chebezi Pardiñas, Teta & D'Elía, 2009 - (rediscovered) Argentina Rediscovered Access
Aegialomys galapagoensis galapagoensis Waterhouse, 1839 San Cristobal Island rice rat, Chatham Island rice rat 1835 San Cristobal (=Chatham Island), Galapagos Islands Rediscovered? Access
Anotomys leander Thomas, 1906 Ecuadoran ichthyomyine, Ecuador fish-eating rat, Aquatic rat, Fish-eating rat (rediscovered) Ecuador Rediscovered Access
Antillomys rayi Brace et al. 2015 - Holocene Antigua, Lesser Antilles Extinct Access
Baiomys intermedius Packard & Alvarez, 1965 - Late Pleistocene Mexico Extinct Access
Bibimys labiosus (Winge, 1887) Brazilian shrew mouse, Large-lipped crimson-nosed rat, Lagoa Santa akodont (rediscovered) Atlantic Forest, Brazil Rediscovered Access
Blarinomys breviceps (Winge, 1887)
Brazilian shrew mouse, Blarinine akodont, Brazilian shrew-mouse
(rediscovered) Argentina & Brazil Rediscovered Access
Cordimus hooijeri Zijlstra, McFarlane, Van den Hoek Ostende & Lundberg, 2014 - post-1499 Bonaire, Dutch Antilles Extinct Access
"Ekbletomys hypenemus" Ray, 1962 - Holocene Antigua and Barbuda Invalid? Access
Iberomys brecciensis Giebel, 1874 - Late Pleistocene Italy Extinct Access
Juscelinomys candango Moojen, 1965 Condago mouse, Brasilia burrowing mouse 1960 (1990?) Distrito Federal, Cerrado region, Brasilia, Brazil Extinct Access
Juscelinomys talpinus Winge, 1887 - Late Pleistocene Minas Gerais, Brazil Extinct Access
Lemmiscus curtatus morphotype '4-closed triangle' - - Late Rancholabrean Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Washington, USA Extinct Access
Lundomys molitor (Winge, 1887) Lund's amphibious rat, Greater marsh rat (rediscovered) Brazil & Uruguay Rediscovered Access
Megalomys audreyae Hopwood, 1926 Barbuda giant rice rat, Barbuda musk(-)rat Late Quaternary Barbuda, West Indies Extinct Access
Megalomys curazensis Hooijer, 1959 - Late Pleistocene Curaçao, Venezuela Extinct Access
Megalomys desmarestii Fischer, 1829 Martinique muskrat, Antillean giant rice rat, Desmarest’s pilorie, Martinique rice rat, Martinique giant rice rat, pilorie c. 1897?; 1902 Martinique, Lesser Antilles Extinct Access
Megalomys georginae Turvey, Brace & Weksler, 2012 - Holocene Barbados Extinct Access
Megalomys luciae Forsyth Major, 1901 Santa Lucian pilorie, Santa Lucia giant rice rat, St Lucia musk rat pre-1881 (1852?) Saint Lucia, Lesser Antilles Extinct Access
Megalomys sp. nov. #1 - - ? Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Eustatius and St. Kitts Extinct Access
Megalomys sp. nov. #2 - - ? Anguilla, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante and Montserrat Extinct Access
Megaoryzomys curioi Niethammer, 1964 Galapagos giant rat Late Quaternary Santa Cruz, Galapágos Islands, Ecuador Extinct Access
Megaoryzomys sp. nov. 'Isabela' - Isabela giant rice rat subfossil Isabela, Galapágos Islands, Ecuador Extinct Access
Melanomys zunigae Sanborn, 1949 Zuniga’s dark rice rat, Zuniga’s melanomys 1949 Lima Department, Peru Missing Access
Mesocricetus auratus (Waterhouse, 1839) Golden hamster (rediscovered) Syria & Turkey Rediscovered Access
Mesocricetus rathgeberi Pieper, 1984 Armathia hamster subfossil Armathia Island, Greece Extinct Access
Microakodontomys transitorius Hershkovitz, 1993 Transitional colilargo (rediscovered) Brazil Rediscovered Access
Microtus bavaricus (König, 1962) Bavarian pine vole, Bavarian vole (rediscovered) Austria & Germany Rediscovered Access
Microtus brandtioides Young (year?) - ? Japan Extinct Access
Microtus californicus aequivocatus Osgood, 1928 - 1953 California, USA Extinct Access
Microtus californicus grinnelli Huey, 1931 - (rediscovered) California, USA Rediscovered Access
Microtus californicus huperuthrus Elliot, 1903 - (rediscovered) California, USA Rediscovered Access
Microtus californicus scirpensis Bailey, 1900 Amargosa vole (rediscovered) California, USA Rediscovered Access
Microtus epiratticepoides Kawamura, 1988 - Late Pleistocene Kyushu, Japan Extinct Access
Microtus hibbardi Holman, 1959 - Late Pleistocene Florida, USA Extinct Access
Microtus melitensis Bate, 1920 Maltese vole Late Pleistocene (Holocene?) Malta Extinct Access
Microtus miguelensis Guthrie, 1998 San Miguel Island vole Late Pleistocene or Holocene San Miguel Island, Channel Islands, California, USA Extinct Access
Microtus montanus nevadensis Bailey, 1898 Ash Meadows (montane) vole, Amargosa vole 1933 (21 May or later) Ash Meadows, Nevada, USA Extinct Access
Microtus ochrogaster ludovicianus Bailey, 1900 Louisiana vole 1905 Louisiana (southwestern) & Texas (southeastern), USA Extinct Access
Microtus parmaleei Martin et al. 2011 - 12,510 + 80 14C years BP Sand Creek, Meade County, Kansas, USA Extinct Access
Microtus pennsylvanicus chihuahuensis Bradley & Cockrum, 1968 - 1988 Ojo Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico Extinct Access
Microtus pennsylvanicus nesophilus Bailey, 1898 Gull Island vole, Gull Islands vole 1897 Gull Island, New York, USA Extinct Access
Mimomys chandolensis Tiunov, Golenishchev and Voyta, 2016 - Late Pleistocene Russian Far East Extinct Access
Mimomys pyrenaicus Jeannet & Mourre, 2013 - Late Pleistocene Pyrénées, France Extinct Access
Mimomys salpetrierensis Chaline, 1980 - c.14,000 BP France Extinct Access
Necromys conifer Ameghino, 1889 - ? Argentina? Extinct Access
Neotoma anthonyi Allen, 1898 Anthony’s wood-rat 1910 or 1926 Isla Todos Santos, Mexico Extinct Access
Neotoma bunkeri Burt, 1932 Bunkers woodrat, Bunker's woodrat, Coronados Island woodrat 1931 or 1932 Coronados Islands, Baja California Sur, Mexico Extinct Access
Neotoma findleyi Harris, 1984 Findley's woodrat, Findley's pack rat Late Pleistocene Mexico Extinct Access
Neotoma lepida insularis Townsend, 1912 Ángel de Guardia woodrat ? Ángel de la Guardia Island, Gulf of California, Baja California, México Extinct Access
Neotoma martinensis Goldman, 1905 San Martin Island wood-rat 1950's (1963?) San Martin Extinct Access
Neotoma pygmaea Harris, 1984 Pygmy woodrat, Pygmy pack rat Late Pleistocene Mexico Extinct Access
Neotoma varia Burt, 1932 Turner Island woodrat, Datil Island woodrat (rediscovered) Datil Island (=Turner Island), Sonora, Mexico Rediscovered Access
Nesoryzomys darwini Osgood, 1929 Darwin’s Galápagos mouse, Darwin's rice rat, Darwin’s nesoryzomys 1930 Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Extinct Access
Nesoryzomys indefessus indefessus Thomas, 1899 Indefatigable Galápagos mouse, Santa Cruz nesoryzomys, Indefatigable rice rat 1934 Santa Cruz (=Indefatigable), Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Extinct Access
Nesoryzomys fernandinae Hutterer and Hirsch, 1979 Fernandina nesoryzomys, Fernandina rice rat, Fernandina Galápagos mouse (rediscovered) Fernandina, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Rediscovered Access
Nesoryzomys swarthi Orr, 1938 Santiago Galápagos mouse (rediscovered) Santiago, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Rediscovered Access
Oecomys cleberi Locks, 1981 Cleber's arboreal rice rat, Cleber's oecomys (rediscovered) Brazil Rediscovered Access
Oligoryzomys victus Thomas, 1898 St. Vincent pygmy rice rat, St. Vincent colilargo, St Vincent rice rat, Pygmy rice rat 1892 or before St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles Extinct Access
Ondatra zibethicus floridanus Lawrence, 1941 - Late Pleistocene ? Extinct Access
Oryzomys antillarum Thomas, 1898 Jamaican rice rat 1877 Jamaica Extinct Access
Oryzomys curasoae McFarlane & Debrot, 2001 Curaçao rice rat post-1499 Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles Extinct Access
Oryzomys gorgasi Hershkowitz, 1971 - (rediscovered) Colombia & Venezuela Rediscovered Access
Oryzomys nelsoni Merriam, 1898 Nelson’s rice rat, Tres Marias Island rice rat 13 May 1897 or later María Madre Island, Nayarit State, México Extinct Access
Oryzomys peninsulae Thomas, 1897 Lower Californian rice rat 23 May 1896 or later Baja California, Mexico & California, USA Extinct Access
Oryzomys sp. nov. 'Barbados' - - ? Barbados Extinct Access
Pennatomys nivalis Turvey, Weksler, Morris & Nokkert, 2010 Nevis rice rat, St. Eustatius rice rat, St. Kitts rice rat Holocene Netherlands Antilles & Saint Kitts and Nevis Extinct Access
Peromyscus anyapahensis White, 1966 Anacapa deer mouse Late Pleistocene West Anacapa Island Extinct Access
Peromyscus gossypinus anastasae Bangs, 1898 Anastasia Island cotton mouse c.mid-1970's Amelia Island & Anastasia Island, Florida & Cumberland Island & Little Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA Extinct Access
Peromyscus gossypinus restrictus Howell, 1939 Chadwick Beach deer mouse 1938? Charlotte & Sarasota Counties, Florida, USA Extinct Access
Peromyscus guardia guardia Townsend, 1912 Angel de la Guarda deer mouse, Angel Island mouse 1911 Ángel de la Guarda deer mouse, Angel Island mouse Missing Access
Peromyscus guardia harbinsoni Banks, 1967 Granitos deer mouse 1963? Granito Island, Mexico Extinct Access
Peromyscus guardia mejiae Burt, 1932 Mejía deer mouse 1960's or later Mejía Island, Gulf of California, Mexico Extinct Access
Peromyscus guardia ssp. nov. 'Estanque Island' - Estanque deer mouse 1998 Estanque Island, Mexico Extinct Access
Peromyscus maniculatus cineritius Allen, 1898 San Roque white-footed mouse ? San Roque Island, Baja California, Mexico Extinct Access
Peromyscus mekisturus Merriam, 1898 Puebla deer mouse 1948 Puebla (south-east), México Extinct Access
Peromyscus nesodytes Wilson, 1936 Giant deer mouse 2000yBP Santa Rosa Island & San Miguel Island, Channel Islands, southern California, USA Extinct Access
Peromyscus pembertoni Burt, 1932 Pemberton’s deer mouse, San Pedro Nolasco deer mouse, Nolasco deer mouse 26 December 1931 San Pedro Nolasco Island, Gulf of California, Sonora, Mexico Extinct Access
Peromyscus polionotus decoloratus Howell, 1939 Pallid beach mouse, Ponce de Leon Beach deer mouse, Southeastern beach mouse 1946 (1959?) Flagler & Volusia Counties, Florida, USA Extinct Access
Peromyscus slevini Mailliard, 1924 Catalina deer mouse, Slevin's mouse, Slevins's mouse ? Santa Catalina Island, México Extinct Access
Phaenomys ferrugineus (Thomas, 1894) Rio De Janeiro arboreal rat, Rio de Janeiro rice rat (rediscovered) Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo states, Brazil Rediscovered Access
Podoxymys roraimae Anthony, 1929 Roraima mouse (rediscovered) Venezuela Rediscovered Access
Pseudoryzomys simplex (Winge, 1888) Brazilian false rice rat, False oryzomys (rediscovered) South America Rediscovered Access
Reithrodontomys megalotis distichlis von Bloeker, 1937 Salinas harvest mouse ? Monterey County, California, USA Extinct Access
Rhagomys rufescens (Thomas, 1886) Brazilian arboreal mouse (rediscovered) Atlantic Forest, Brazil Rediscovered Access
Rhipidomys ochrogaster J.A. Allen, 1901 Yellow-bellied climbing mouse (rediscovered) Peru Rediscovered Access
Sigmodon arizonae arizonae Mearns, 1890 Arizona cotton rat ? Arizona, USA Extinct Access
Sigmodon arizonae jacksoni Goldman, 1918 Yavapai cotton rat ? Arizona, USA Extinct Access
Sigmodon fulviventer goldmani Bailey, 1913 Hot Springs cotton rat ? Sierra County, New Mexico, USA Extinct Access
Synaptomys australis Simpson, 1928 - Late Pleistocene Florida, USA Extinct Access
Synaptomys cooperi paludis Hibbard & Rinker, 1942 Kansas bog lemming 1946 Kansas, USA Extinct Access
Synaptomys cooperi relictus Jones, 1958 Southern bog lemming, Relict bog lemming, Nebraska bog lemming 1968 Dundy County, Nebraska Invalid (synonym) Access
Tylomys bullaris Merriam, 1901 Chiapan climbing rat 1968 Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas state, Mexico Extinct Access
Tylomys panamensis Gray, 1873 Panamá climbing rat, Panamanian climbing rat 1950's Panamá Extinct Access
Tylomys tumbalensis Merriam, 1901 Tumbalá climbing rat, Tumbala climbing rat 1968 Tumbalá, Chiapas state, Mexico Extinct Access
Tyrrhenicola henseli Major, 1882 Tyrrhenian vole c.1 BC/AD Sardinia, Italy Extinct Access

 

 

Family: Muridae (True Rats, True Mice and Gerbils)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Abditomys latidens Sanborn, 1952 Luzon broad-toothed rat 1970's (in or before 1973) Luzon, Philippines Missing Access
Acomys nesiotes Bate, 1903 Cyprus spiny mouse (rediscovered) Cyprus Rediscovered Access
Alormys aplini Louys et al., 2018 Alor giant rat Holocene Alor island, Indonesia Extinct Access
Apodemus sp. nov. "Greece" - - Late Pleistocene Greece Extinct Access
Apomys sacobianus Johnson, 1962 Long-nosed Luzon apomys, Long-nosed Luzon forest mouse (rediscovered) Luzon, Philippines Rediscovered Access
Canariomys bravoi Crusafont & Petter, 1964 Tenerife giant rat 206 to 410 BC Tenerife, Canary Islands, North Africa Extinct Access
Canariomys tamarani Lopez-Martinez & Lopez-Jurado, 1987 Gran Canaria giant rat Holocene Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, North Africa Extinct Access
Carpomys melanurus Thomas, 1895 (1898?) Greater dwarf cloud rat, Large Luzon carpomys, Short-footed Luzon tree rat (rediscovered) Luzon, Philippines Rediscovered Access
Conilurus albipes (Lichtenstein, 1829) White-footed rabbit-rat, White-footed tree-rat, White-footed hapalotis, White-footed jerboa-rat, White-footed jerboa rat Late 1800's South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland, Australia Extinct Access
Conilurus capricornensis Cramb & Hocknull, 2010 Capricorn rabbit(-)rat Holocene Queensland, Australia Extinct Access
Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937 Buehler’s giant rat, Buhler’s coryphomys, Buhler's rat subfossil Timor Island, Indonesia Extinct Access
Coryphomys musseri Aplin & Helgen, 2010 Timor giant rat subfossil Timor Island, Indonesia Extinct Access
Crateromys australis Musser, Heaney & Rabor, 1985 Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat, Dinagat hairy-tailed cloud rat, Dinagat crateromys, Dinagat Island cloud rat (rediscovered) Dinagat Island, Philippines Rediscovered Access
Crateromys paulus Musser & Gordon, 1981 Ilin Island cloudrunner, Ilin crateromys, Ilin bushy-tailed cloud rat, Ilin hairy-tailed cloud rat 4 April 1953 Ilin Island, Philippines Missing Access
Cremnomys elvira (Ellerman, 1946) Large rock-rat, Elvira rat (rediscovered) Kurumbapatti, Salem District, Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India Rediscovered Access
Crunomys celebensis Musser, 1982 Sulawesi shrew mouse, Celebes shrew rat (rediscovered) Sulawesi (=Celebes), Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Grammomys gigas (Dollman, 1911) Giant thicket rat 28 December 1910 Mount Kenya, Kenya Missing Access
Hylomyscus grandis Eisentraut, 1969 Mt Oku hylomyscus 23 January 1967 Lake Oku, Mount Oku (upper slopes), Banso Highlands, Cameroon Missing Access
Leggadina irvini Cramb, Price & Hocknull, 2018 - Late Pleistocene Queensland, Australia Extinct Access
Leimacomys buettneri Matschie, 1893 Groove-toothed forest mouse 1890 Bismarckburg, Togo (central) Missing Access
Lenomys grovesi Musser, 2015 Groves's Sulawesi giant rat 2820 ± 210 BP Sulawesi, Indonesia Extinct Access
Leporillus apicalis Gould, 1853 Lesser stick-nest rat, White-tipped stick-nest rat, White-tailed stick-nest rat, White-tipped hapalotis, White-tipped house-building rat, White-tailed house-building rat, White-tipped tree-rat, White-tipped jerboa-rat, Tillikin, Djooyalpi 1933 (July?) New South Wales (prehistoric), Northern Territory, South Australia & Western Australia (prehistoric?), Australia Extinct Access
Leptomys signatus Tate & Archbold, 1938 Fly River leptomys, Fly River water rat (rediscovered) Papua New Guinea, New Guinea Rediscovered Access
Malpaisomys insularis Hutterer, Lopez-Martinez & Michaux, 1988 Canarian lava fields mouse, Lava mouse late 1300's Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, North Africa Extinct Access
Mastacomys fuscus mordicus Thomas, 1922 - (rediscovered) South Australia, Australia Rediscovered Access
Mastacomys wombeyensis Ride, 1956 - ?
New South Wales, Australia
Invalid (synonym) Access
Melomys fraterculus Thomas, 1920 Manusela mosaic-tailed rat, Manusela melomys January 1920 Seram island (=Ceram), Indonesia Extinct Access
Melomys rubicola Thomas, 1924 Bramble Cay melomys, Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat 2009 Bramble Cay (=Maizab Kaur =Massaramcoer =Baramaki) (& Long Island?), Torres Strait, Australia Extinct Access
Melomys spechti Flannery & Wickler, 1990 Buka mosaic-tailed rat >5,900 BC Buka Island, Solomon Islands Extinct Access
Melomys sp. nov. #1 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access
Melomys sp. nov. #2 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access
Milimonggamys juliae Turvey et al., 2017 - ? Sumba, Indonesia Extinct Access
Muriculus imberbis Rüppell, 1842 Ethiopian striped mouse (rediscovered) Ethiopia Rediscovered Access
Mus minotaurus Bate, 1942 Bate's large mouse Late Pleistocene (Holocene?) Crete, Greece Extinct Access
Mus musculus muralis Barrett-Hamilton, 1899 St. Kilda house mouse August 1931 St Kilda archipelago Extinct Access
Mylomys rex (Thomas, 1906) Ethiopian mylomys 30 May 1905 Kaffa, Charada Forest, Ethiopia Extinct Access
Nesoromys ceramicus Thomas, 1920 Seram Island mountain rat, Ceram rat (rediscovered) Seram (=Ceram), Maluku Islands (=Moluccas), Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Nilopegamys plumbeus Osgood, 1928 Ethiopian amphibious rat, Ethiopian water mouse 1927 Gojjam, Ethiopia Extinct Access
Niviventer sp. nov. 'Japan' - - Late Pleistocene Ishigaki and Yonaguni Islands, Southwestern Japan Extinct Access
Noronhomys vespuccii Carelton & Olson, 1999 Vespucci’s rodent, Vespucci's rat Late Quaternary (1503?) Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Extinct Access
Notomys amplus Brazenor, 1936 Short-tailed hopping mouse, Large-desert hopping mouse, Arruja? 1896 South Australia & Northern Territory, Australia Extinct Access
Notomys longicaudatus Gould, 1844 Long-tailed hopping mouse, Long-tailed jerboa-rat, kor-tung, gool-a-wa 1901 or 1902 New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia, Australia Extinct Access
Notomys macrotis Thomas, 1921 Big-eared hopping-mouse, Big-eared western hopping-mouse, Large-eared hopping-mouse, noompa, bolong, bu-long, mar-do, bat-tong 9 July 1843 or later Moore River region, Western Australia, Australia Extinct Access
Notomys mordax Thomas, 1922 Darling Downs hopping mouse 1846 or before New South Wales (inferred) and Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia Extinct Access
Notomys robustus Mahoney, Smith and Medlin, 2007 Broad-cheeked hopping mouse, Great hopping mouse, Great hopping-mouse Holocene (between 1850-1900?) South Australia (Flinders Ranges & Davenport Range), Australia Extinct Access
Notomys sp. nov. 'Kimberley #1' - - Holocene Kimberley region, Western Australia, Australia Extinct Access
Notomys sp. nov. 'Kimberley #2' - - Holocene Kimberley region, Western Australia, Australia Extinct Access
Papagomys theodorverhoeveni Musser, 1981 Verhoeven’s giant tree rat Holocene Flores, Indonesia Extinct Access
Paulamys naso Musser, 1981 - (rediscovered) Flores, Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Pogonomelomys sp. nov. 'Ayamaru' - - Holocene Ayamaru region, Irian Jaya Extinct Access
Pseudomys auritus Thomas, 1910 Long-eared mouse, Long-eared pseudo-rat Holocene (c.1850?) South Australia & Victoria, Australia Extinct Access
Pseudomys fieldi (Waite, 1896) Field's false-mouse, Shaggy mouse, Shaggy-haired mouse, Alice Springs mouse, Djoongari (rediscovered) Northern Territory, South Australia & Western Australia, Australia Rediscovered Access
Pseudomys glaucus Thomas, 1910 Blue-grey mouse, Blue-gray mouse 1965 New South Wales and Queensland, Australia Missing Access
Pseudomys gouldii Waterhouse, 1839 Gould’s mouse, Gould's eastern mouse, Gould's pseudomys, Gould's native mouse, Gould's false-mouse, Gould's rat, South Australian rat, Kurn-dyne 1856-57 ("about 1930"?) New South Wales, South Australia & Western Australia, Australia Extinct Access
Pseudomys novaehollandiae Waterhouse, 1843 New Holland mouse, New Holland false-mouse, New Holland field mouse, Waterhouse's mouse (rediscovered) New South Wales, Australia Rediscovered Access
Pseudomys oralis Thomas, 1921 Hastings River mouse, Hastings River rat (rediscovered) Queensland, Australia Rediscovered Access
Pseudomys sp. nov. 'Basalt Plains' - Basalt plains mouse Holocene Victoria, Australia Extinct Access
Pseudomys sp. nov. 'Darling Downs' - Darling Downs mouse Late Pleistocene Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia Extinct Access
Pseudomys sp. nov. 'Kimberley' - - Holocene? Kimberley region, northern Australia Extinct Access
Raksasamys tikusbesar Turvey et al., 2017 - ? Sumba, Indonesia Extinct Access
Rattus adustus Sody, 1940 Burnished Enggano rat, Sunburned rat 1936 Enggano island (=Pulau Enggano), West Sumatra, Indonesia Extinct Access
Rattus blangorum Miller, 1942 Aceh rat pre-1943 Aceh, Indonesia Extinct Access
Rattus bontanus Thomas, 1921 Bonthain rat, Southwestern xanthurus rat ? Sulawesi, Indonesia Extinct Access
Rattus culmorum austrinus Thomas, 1921 South Australian spiny-haired rat 1841 or before Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia Invalid (synonym) Access
Rattus enganus Miller, 1906 Enggano (Island) rat 4 December 1904 Enggano island, southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia Extinct Access
Rattus giluwensis Hill, 1960 Giluwe rat (rediscovered) Papua New Guinea Rediscovered Access
Rattus koopmani Musser & Holden, 1991 Koopman's (Peleng Island) rat 1938 Pulau Peleng, Indonesia Extinct Access
Rattus macleari Thomas, 1887 Maclear’s rat, Captain Maclear's rat 1902 Christmas Island, Australia Extinct Access
Rattus miyakoensis Kawaguchi et al., 2009 - Late Pleistocene Miyako Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan Extinct Access
Rattus nativitatis Thomas, 1889 Bulldog rat, Christmas Island (burrowing) rat 1897/1898 Christmas Island, Western Australia, Australia Extinct Access
Rattus pelurus Sody, 1941 Peleng (Island xanthurus) rat 1938 Peleng Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia Extinct Access
Rattus salocco Tate & Archbold, 1935 Southeastern xanthurus rat 6 January 1932 Sulawesi, Indonesia Extinct Access
Rattus sanila (Flannery & White, 1991) New Ireland forest rat Holocene New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea Extinct Access
Rattus sp. nov. 'East Timor' - - subfossil East Timor Extinct Access
Rhagamys orthodon Hensel, 1856 Tyrrhenian field rat, Hensel's field mouse subfossil Corsica & Sardinia Extinct Access
Rhynchomys isarogensis Musser & Freeman, 1981 Isarog rhynchomys, Isarog shrew rat, Isarog shrew-rat, Mt Isarog shrew-rat (rediscovered) Philippines Rediscovered Access
Solomys salamonis (Ramsay, 1883) Ugi giant rat, Ugi naked-tailed rat, Florida giant rat, Florida naked-tailed rat, Florida rat 1881 Ugi Island (not Florida Island), Solomon Islands Extinct Access
Solomys spriggsarum Flannery & Wickler, 1990 Buka naked-tailed rat After 4,700 BC Buka Island, Solomon Islands Extinct Access
Solomys sp. nov. 'Malaita' - - c.1900 Malaita Extinct Access
Sommeromys macrorhinos Musser & Durden, 2002 Sommer’s Sulawesi rat (rediscovered) Sulawesi (=Celebes), Indonesia Rediscovered Access
Spelaeomys florensis Hooijer, 1957 Flores cave rat, Flores Island spelaeomys ? Flores, Indonesia Extinct Access
Tokudaia muenninki (Johnson, 1946) Okinawa spiny rat, Muennink's spiny rat (rediscovered) Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan Rediscovered Access
Uromys boeadii Groves & Flannery, 1994 Biak giant rat, Biak Island uromys 1963 Biak (& Supiori?), Indonesia Extinct Access
Uromys emmae Groves & Flannery, 1994 Emma’s giant(-)rat, Emma's uromys pre-1995 Owi Island (=Pulau Awai), Schouten Group, Papua Province (=Irian Jaya), Indonesia Extinct Access
Uromys imperator Thomas, 1888 Emperor rat, Emperor uromys 1886-1888 (collected); pre-c.1960 (sightings by locals) Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Extinct Access
Uromys porculus Thomas, 1904 Guadalcanal rat, Guadalcanal uromys, Little pig "presumably between 1886 and 1888" Aola, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Extinct Access
Uromys siebersi Thomas, 1923 Kai Besar rat, Great Key Island uromys 1923 or before? Kai Besar island, Kai Islands, Indonesia Extinct Access
Zyzomys pedunculatus (Waite, 1896) Central rock rat, MacDonnell Range rock-rat, Central thick-tailed rock-rat, Central thick-tailed rat, Waite's rock-rat (rediscovered) Northern Territory, Australia Rediscovered Access
MURIDAE sp. nov. #1 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access
MURIDAE sp. nov. #2 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access
MURIDAE sp. nov. #3 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access
MURIDAE sp. nov. #4 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access
MURIDAE sp. nov. #5 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access
MURIDAE sp. nov. #6 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access
MURIDAE sp. nov. #7 - - ? East Timor Extinct Access

 

 

Family: Nesomyidae (Malagasy Mice and Rats and African Climbing Mice)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Brachytarsomys mahajambaensis Mein et al. 2010 Mahajamba Bay antsangy Holocene Madagascar Extinct Access
Brachytarsomys villosa F. Petter, 1962 Hairy-tailed tree rat (rediscovered) Madagascar Rediscovered Access
Dendromus kahuziensis Dieterlen, 1969 Mount Kahuzi African climbing mouse, Mt. Kahuzi climbing mouse 21 January 1972? Democratic Republic of Congo Missing Access
Hypogeomys australis Grandidier, 1903 Southern giant jumping rat c.4,400 BP Madagascar Extinct Access
Nesomys narindaensis Mein et. al., 2010 Narinda mouse Holocene Madagascar Extinct Access

 

 

Family: Platacanthomyidae (Spiny Dormice and Chinese Pygmy Dormice)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Family: Spalacidae (Blind Mole-rats and Bamboo rats)

—No subordinate taxa

 

 

Suborder: Sciuromorpha

Family: Aplodontiidae (Mountain Beaver)

—No subordinate taxa

 

Family: Sciuridae (Squirrels, Chipmunks, Marmots, Flying Squirrels etc.)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Biswamoyopterus biswasi Saha, 1981 Namdapha flying squirrel, Biswas' flying squirrel 1981 Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, India Missing Access
Eupetaurus cinereus Thomas, 1888 Wolly flying squirrel, Wooly flying squirrel, Giant woolly gliding squirrel (rediscovered) Kashmir, Pakistan Rediscovered Access
Eutamias atristriatus Bailey, 1913 Penasco least chipmunk 2000 New Mexico, USA Missing, USA Access
Funisciurus duchaillui Sanborn, 1953 - (rediscovered) Gabon Rediscovered Access
Marmota caligata sheldoni Howell, 1914 Montague Island hoary marmot July 1908 (May 1978?) Montague Island, Alaska, USA Extinct Access
Petaurillus emiliae Thomas, 1908 Emilia's dwarf flying squirrel, Lesser pygmy flying squirrel 1901 Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo Invalid? Access
Petinomys fuscocapillus (Jerdon, 1847) - (rediscovered) India & Sri Lanka Rediscovered Access
Ratufa indica dealbata Blanford, 1897 Giant dang squirrel, Dangs giant squirrel ? Gujarat, India Missing Access
Spermophilus tridecemlineatus alleni Merriam, 1898 Allen's thirteen-lined ground squirrel ? Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming, USA Extinct Access
Tamias umbrinus nevadensis Burt, 1931 Hidden Forest chipmunk, Southern Nevada chipmunk pre-1960 Hidden Forest, Sheep Mountains, Clark County, Nevada, USA Missing Access

 

 

Family: Gliridae (Dormice)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Eliomys mahonensis Bate, 1918 Minorcan giant dormouse, Menorcan giant dormouse Late Pleistocene Minorca (=Menorca), Spain Extinct Access
Eliomys morpheus Bate, 1918 Majorcan giant dormouse 5890 ± 35 yBP (4840-4690 cal. BC) Mallorca & Majorca, Spain Extinct Access
Eliomys wiedincitensis Zammit Maempel & de Bruijn, 1982 Maltese giant dormouse subfossil Malta Extinct Access
Leithia melitensis Adams, 1863 - Late Pleistocene Sicily, Italy Extinct Access
Muscardinus malatestai Gliozzi, 1995 - Late Pleistocene Italy Extinct Access