Verhoeven's giant tree rat

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Verhoeven's giant tree rat
Holotypes of Papagomys theodorverhoeveni (above) and Papagomys armandvillei (below), with four diagnostic characters marked
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Papagomys
Species: P. theodorverhoeveni
Binomial name
Papagomys theodorverhoeveni
Musser, 1981

Verhoeven's giant tree rat (Papagomys theodorverhoeveni) is an extinct rat of subfamily Murinae that lived on Flores in Indonesia.[2] It was assessed as being extinct in 1996. However, experts believe that it died out before 1500 AD. The species is known only from several subfossil fragments. It was named after Dutch priest Theodor Verhoeven.


  1. ^ Aplin, K.; Helgen, K.; Musser, G.; Lunde, D.; Amori, G. & Ruedas, L. (2008). "Papagomys armandvillei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 July 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. 1430. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 

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