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Spelaeomys florensis Hooijer, 1957:306

Flores cave rat, Flores Island spelaeomys

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

 

 

Distribution

Flores, Indonesia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Hooijer, D. A. (1957). Three new giant prehistoric rats from Flores, Lesser Sunda Islands. Zoologische Mededelingen 35: 299-314.

 

Other references:

Elisa Locatelli, Rokus Awe Due, Gert D. van den Bergh and Lars W. van den Hoek Ostende. (2012). Pleistocene survivors and Holocene extinctions: The giant rats from Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia). Quaternary International 281: 47-57.

Wilson, D.E. & Reeder, D.M. 2005 Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

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