Flores giant tree rat

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Original source: "Verhoeven’s giant rat of Flores (Papagomys theodorverhoeveni, Muridae) extinct after all?", in Contributions to Zoology
Author: Photographs by Eelco Kruideniers, in an article by J. S. Z?lstra, L. W. van den Hoek Ostende, and R. A. Due

Flores giant tree rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Papagomys armandvillei

 

Keywords: tail , brown

The Flores giant tree rat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Flores giant tree rat
A young / baby of a Flores giant tree rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Flores giant tree rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Indonesia

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