Oryzomys gorgasi Hershkowitz, 1971



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Oryzomys curasoae?


Conservation Status

Last record: 1971

Rediscovered in 2001

IUCN status: Endangered



Colombia & Venezuela


Biology & Ecology










Ochoa, J., Gómez-Laverde, M., Weksler, M. and Timm, R. (2008). Oryzomys gorgasi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 29 July 2013.

Sánchez, J., Ochoa, J. G. and Voss, R. S. (2001). Rediscovery of Oryzomys gorgasi (Rodentia: Muridae), with notes on taxonomy and natural history. Mammalia 65(2): 205-214.

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)]


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