Melanomys zunigae

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Melanomys zunigae

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Melanomys
M. zunigae
Binomial name
Melanomys zunigae
(Sanborn, 1949)
  • Oryzomys zunigae Sanborn, 1949

Melanomys zunigae, also known as Zuniga's melanomys[2] or Zuniga's dark rice rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Melanomys of family Cricetidae. Known only from a small region of coastal Peru, it is listed as "critically endangered" by the IUCN and may even be extinct.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Zeballos, H. & Vivar, E. (2008). "Melanomys zunigae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T13048A3407382. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T13048A3407382.en. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

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