Buka Island solomys

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Buka Island solomys
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Solomys
Species: S. spriggsarum
Binomial name
Solomys spriggsarum
Flannery and Wickler, 1990[1]

The Buka Island solomys (Solomys spriggsarum), also known as the Buka naked-tailed rat[2] or Buka Island naked-tailed rat, is an extinct species of rodent known only from subfossil remains.[3] This species occurred on Buka Island, the second largest island in the Papua New Guinean province of Bougainville.


  1. ^ "Säugetiere Der Welt". Mammals-worldwide.info. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  2. ^ "The Sixth Extinction - A forum about the current biodiversity crisis - List of extinct rodents". Extinctanimals.proboards.com. 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  3. ^ "Papua New Guinea Endemic Mammals Checklist". Lntreasures.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25.