Nesoryzomys fernandinae Hutterer & Hirsch, 1979

Fernandina rice rat, Fernandina Galápagos mouse, Fernandina nesoryzomys



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1979

Rediscovered in 1995

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Fernandina, Galápagos Islands


Biology & Ecology










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Dowler, Robert C. and Revelez, Marcia A. (2021). Chromosomal relationships among the native rodents (Cricetidae: Oryzomyini) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Therya 12(2): 317-329.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

Harris, D.B. (2006) Introduced black rats abd endemic Galapagos rice rats: competition, coexistence and conservation. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Linacre College, Oxford.

Harris, D.B., MacDonald, D.W. (2007) Population ecology of the endemic rodent Nesoryzomys swarthi in the tropical desert of the Galapagos Islands. Journal of Mammalogy 88 (1): 208-219.

Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Milstead, B., Márquez, C., Zabala, J., Buitrón, P., Llerena, A., et al. (2007). Galapagos vertebrates: endangered status and conservation actions. Galapagos Report 2006–2007. Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, p. 104–110.

Jiménez-Uzcátegui, Gustavo and Snell, Howard L. (2014). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Mammals - FCD Lista de especies de Mamíferos Galápagos. In: Bungartz, F., Herrera, H., Jaramillo, P., Tirado, N., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Ruiz, D., Guézou, A. & Ziemmeck, F. (eds.). Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Species Checklist - Lista de Especies de Galápagos de la Fundación Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin Foundation / Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos: Last updated: 24 Jan 2014

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Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Tirira, D., Dowler, R., Boada, C. and Weksler, M. (2008). Nesoryzomys fernandinae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 18 April 2015.


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