Megaoryzomys

Megaoryzomys

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Megaoryzomys curioi

Megaoryzomys curioi, also known as the Galápagos giant rat, is an extinct species of sigmodontine rodent, known only from Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos Islands. It likely met its demise when European settlers introduced invasive species to the island. It is the only species in the genus Megaoryzomys. Its relationships are currently unclear; it has been placed in both Oryzomyini and Thomasomyini in the past.

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1. Megaoryzomys Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaoryzomys
2. Megaoryzomys on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/136657/22330270

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