The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Rattus miyakoensis (Kawaguchi et al. 2009:18

Miyako Island rat (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Miyako Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan












Original scientific description:

Kawaguchi, Satoshi, Kaneko, Yukibumi and Hasegawa, Yoshikazu. (2009). A new species of the fossil murine rodent from the Pinza-Abu Cave, the Miyako Island of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Bull. Gunma Mus. Natu. Hist. 13: 15-28.


Other references:

Kawamura, Y. 1989. Quaternary rodent faunas in the Japanese Islands (Part 2). Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Series of Geology and Mineralogy 54: 1-235.


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