Nesoryzomys swarthi

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Nesoryzomys swarthi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Nesoryzomys
Species: N. swarthi
Binomial name
Nesoryzomys swarthi
Orr, 1938

Nesoryzomys swarthi, also known as the Santiago nesoryzomys[2] or Santiago Galápagos mouse,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Nesoryzomys of family Cricetidae. It is found only on Santiago in the Galápagos Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.[1]

It was considered extinct since it was last recorded in 1906, but was rediscovered in 1997. A smaller, related rice rat was also rediscovered—the Fernandina rice rat (Nesoryzomys fernandinae) on Fernandina.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Tirira et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Dowler et al., 2000

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