Brotomys voratus Miller, 1916:7

Hispaniolan edible rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: between 1536 and 1546

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Hispaniola (including La Gonave Island)


Biology & Ecology










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