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SPECIES Oryzomys galapagoensis

Author:Waterhouse, 1839.
Citation:Zool. Voy. H. M. S. "Beagle," Mammalia: 66.
Common Name:Galapagos Oryzomys
Type Locality:Ecuador, Galápagos Isls, Chatham Isl.
Distribution:San Cristobal (= Chatham) and Sante Fe (= Barrington) Isls.
Status:IUCN – Extinct as O. g. galapagoensis, Vulnerable as G. g. bauri.
Comments:Cabrera (1961) assigned bauri as a synonym of O. galapagoensis, an action more fully documented by Patton and Hafner (1983). Related to Oryzomys xanthaeolus complex on mainland South America (Gardner and Patton, 1976; Patton and Hafner, 1983). Extirpated from San Cristobal Isl (galapagoensis proper) but populations (O. g. bauri) still inhabit Sante Fe Isl (see Dowler et al., 2000; Patton and Hafner, 1983).



    bauri J. A. Allen, 1892

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