Aegialomys galapagoensis

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Aegialomys galapagoensis


Taxonavigation: Muroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Cricetidae
Subfamilia: Sigmodontinae
Tribe: Oryzomyini
Genus: Aegialomys
Species: Aegialomys galapagoensis



Aegialomys galapagoensis (Waterhouse, 1839)

  • Holotype: BMNH, adult indet., skin and skull.
  • Type locality: “Chatham Island [Isla San Cristóbal], Galapagos Archipelago, Pacific Ocean,” Ecuador (00°50’S, 89°26’W”).


  • Mus galapagoensis Waterhouse, 1839: 66 [original combination]
  • Hesperomys galapagoensis: Wagner, 1843: 517 [name combination]
  • Oryzomys galapagoensis: Thomas, 1894: 354 [name combination]
  • Aegialomys galapagoensis: Weksler, Percequillo & Voss, 2006: 5 [name combination]


  • Oryzomys bauri: J. A. Allen, 1892: 48 [synonymised by Patton & Hafner, 1983]
    • Holotype: lost. Neotype: MVZ 145379, adult female, skin, skull and tissue in ethanol. [designated by Prado & Percequillo, 2016]
    • Type locality: “Barrington Cove, Isla Barrington” emmended to “Barrington Cove, Barrington Island [= Isla Santa Fé], Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador; geographical coordinates 00°49’S, 90°04’W” by Prado & Percequillo, 2016.



Primary references

  • Waterhouse, G.R. 1838–1839. The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the years 1832 to 1836. Part II: Mammalia. Smith, Elder & Co.: London. 97 pp. BHL Reference page
  • Thomas, O. 1894. Descriptions of some new Neotropical Muridae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History series 6 14: 346–366.
  • Allen, J.A. 1892. On a small collection of mammals from the Galapagos Islands, collected by Dr. G. Baur. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 4: 47–50.
  • Patton, J.L. & Haffner, M.S. 1983. Biosystematics of the native rodents of the Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador. Pp 539–568 In Bowman, R.I., Benson, M. & Leviton, A.E. (ed.). Patterns of evolution in Galapagos organisms. San Francisco: Pacific Division American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Weksler, M., Percequillo & Voss, R.S. 2006. Ten new genera of oryzomyine rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae). American Museum Novitates 3537: 1–29. DOI: 10.1206/0003-0082(2006)3537[1:TNGOOR]2.0.CO;2 Paywall; hdl: 2246/5815 Open access Reference page
  • Prado, J.R.D. & Percequillo, A.R. 2016. Systematic studies of the genus Aegialomys Weksler, Percequillo and Voss, 2006 (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae): Annotated catalogue of the types of the species-group taxa. Zootaxa 4144(4): 477–498. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4144.4.2. Reference page

Additional references


Vernacular names

Deutsch: Galápagos-Schildreisratte
English: Galápagos Rice Rat
español: Rata costera de Galápagos