Oriente cave rat

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Oriente cave rat
Temporal range: Holocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Genus: Boromys
Species: B. offella
Binomial name
Boromys offella
Miller, 1916

The Oriente cave rat (Boromys offella) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Echimyidae. It was endemic to Cuba. Its natural habitat was subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is known from recent fossil records, and may have become extinct with the introduction of other rats.


  1. ^ Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Boromys offella". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2008.