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Coryphomys musseri Aplin & Helgen, 2010

Timor giant rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

Aplin, K. P. and Helgen, K. M. (2010). Quaternary Murid Rodents of Timor Part I: New Material of Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937, and Description of a Second Species of the Genus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, No. 341, 80 pp.

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: Subfossil

IUCN status: Not evaluated

 

Distribution

Timor Island, Indonesia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Aplin, K. P. and Helgen, K. M. (2010). Quaternary Murid Rodents of Timor Part I: New Material of Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937, and Description of a Second Species of the Genus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, No. 341, 80 pp.

 

Other references:

Musser, Guy G. (1981). The giant rat of Flores and its relatives east of Borneo and Bali. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 169(2): 67-176, figures 1-40, tables 1-16. [passing mention only, p. 158, second column, halfway down]

Turvey, Samuel T. (editor). (2009). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/14697/coryphomys-musseri-mussers-rat

 

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