Carpomys melanurus Thomas, 1895 (1898?)

Greater dwarf cloud rat, Large Luzon carpomys, Short-footed Luzon tree rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1895 (Martin et al., 2023); 1896?

Rediscovered in 24 April 2008

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Luzon, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Heaney, L., Balete, D., Rosell-Ambal, G., Tabaranza, B. & Ong, P. (2008). Carpomys melanurus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 13 December 2013.

Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Thomas, O. (1898). On the mammals obtained by Mr John Whitehead during his recent expedition to the Philippines. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 14: 377-412.


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