San Martín Island woodrat

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San Martín Island woodrat
Extinct  (1950s)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Genus: Neotoma
Species:
N. martinensis
Binomial name
Neotoma martinensis
Goldman, 1905

The San Martín Island woodrat (Neotoma martinensis) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.

Description[edit]

It was endemic to San Martín Island, located off the Pacific coast of the central Baja California Peninsula, part of southwestern Baja California state in northwestern Mexico.

The primary threat to the San Martín Island woodrat was predation by feral cats on the island.

References[edit]

  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.