Megalomys georginae Turvey, Brace & Weksler

Georgina’s Barbados Rice Rat (Megalomys georginae)

Georgina’s Barbados Rice Rat was described in 2012 based on subfossil remains that had been recovered from an Amerindian archaeological site on the island of Barbados in the Lesser Antilles.

The species was one of the smallest forms in its genus. [1]



[1] Samuel T. Turvey; Selina Brace; Marcelo Weksler: A new species of recently extinct rice rat (Megalomys) from Barbados. Mammalian Biology 77: 404-413. 2012


edited: 17.02.2020