Flores cave rat

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Flores cave rat
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Spelaeomys
Hooijer, 1957
Species: S. florensis
Binomial name
Spelaeomys florensis
Hooijer, 1957

The Flores cave rat (Spelaeomys florensis) lived on Flores Island, Indonesia. MacPhee and Flemming assessed this species to be extinct in 1996, but believed it probably died out before 1500. This specimen is only known from a few subfossil fragments. It is the only member of the genus Spelaeomys.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ D. A. HOOIJER (23 december 1957). NEW GIANT PREHISTORIC RATS FROM FLORES LESSER SUNDA ISLANDS. ZOOLOGISCHE MEDEDELINGEN XXXV , No. 21