Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937:2

Buehler’s giant rat, Buhler’s coryphomys, Buhler's rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Coryphomys bühleri Schaub, 1937 (orthographic error)


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Timor Island, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: NMB A.P.1.

Referred material:

A partial list of referred material can be found in (Aplin & Helgen, 2010).






Original scientific description:

Schaub, S. (1937). Ein neuer Muridae von Timor. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 48: 1-6.


Other references:

Aplin, K. P. and Helgen, K. M. (2010). Quaternary Murid Rodents of Timor Part I: New Material of Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937, and Description of a Second Species of the Genus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, No. 341, 80 pp.

Chiozza, F. (2008). Coryphomys buehleri. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. ( Downloaded on 09 May 2012.

Chiozza, F. 2019. Coryphomys buehleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T5414A22416034. Downloaded on 26 June 2021.

Glover, I. (1986). Archaeology in eastern Timor, 1966-67. Terra Australis 11: 1-241.

Hooijer, D. A. (1965). Note on Coryphomys bühleri Schaub, a gigantic murine rodent from Timor. Israel Journal of Science 14: 128-133.

Louys, Julien, Sue O’Connor, Shimona Kealy, Stuart Hawkins, and Kenneth P. Aplin. (2023). Late Quaternary mammal introduction and extinction records from archaeological cave deposits in Timor-Leste. In Contributions to Mammalogy and Zooarchaeology of Wallacea, ed. K. M. Helgen and R. K. Jones. Records of the Australian Museum 75(5): 765-786.

Musser, Guy Graham. (1981). The giant rat of Flores and its relatives east of Borneo and Bali. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 169: 71-175.

Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Stehlin, H. G. and Schaub, S. (1951). Die Trigonodontie der simplicidentaten Nager. Basel: Birkhäuser, 385 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]

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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