Verhoeven's 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

Verhoeven's giant tree rat

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


The Verhoeven's giant tree rat is listed as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Verhoeven's giant tree rat

Verhoeven's Giant Tree Rat or Papagomys theodorverhoeveni is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Extinct . (Full text)

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