Sulawesi giant rat

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Sulawesi giant rat
Temporal range: Late Pliocene - Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Paruromys
Ellerman, 1954
Species: P. dominator
Binomial name
Paruromys dominator
(Thomas, 1921)

ursinus (Sody, 1941)

The Sulawesi giant rat (Paruromys dominator) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is monotypic in the genus Paruromys. The species is endemic to Sulawesi in Indonesia, where it inhabits forests at elevations from sea level to the tree line.[1] It is frugivorous and semiarboreal.[1] While not currently listed as threatened, it is impacted by both habitat destruction and subsistence hunting.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Musser, G. & Ruedas, L. (2008). "Paruromys dominator". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1435. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.