Gyldenstolpia fronto fronto Winge, 1887

Fossorial giant rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Kunsia fronto (Winge, 1887)


Conservation Status


Last record: Quaternary (Pardinas, D'Elia & Teta, 2009)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Minas Gerais, Brazil


Biology & Ecology










Hadler, Patricia, Galliari, Carlos A. and Pardiñas, Ulyses F. J. (2024). Chancy History of a Supposedly Vanished South American Rodent, Lagostomus crassus, with Remarks on Recent Extinctions in Caviomorphs, pp. 81-97. In: Rasia, Luciano Luis, Barbeito, Claudio Gustavo and Acuña, Francisco. (eds.). Plains Vizcachas: Biology and Evolution of a Peculiar Neotropical Caviomorph Rodent. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

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)]

Pardiñas, U.F.J. and Bezerra, M.R. 2015. Genus Gyldenstolpia Paridas, D'Elía, and Teta, 2009. In: Patton, J.L., Paridas, U.F.J. and D’Elía, G. (eds), Mammals of South America, pp. 222-225. University of Chicago Press.

Pardinas, U., D'Elia, G., Teta, P. & Patterson, B. 2018. Gyldenstolpia fronto. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T11062A22388720. Accessed on 06 July 2022.

Pardiñas, Ulyses F. J., Teta, Pablo & D'Elía, Guillermo. (2009). Taxonomy and distribution of Abrawayaomys (Rodentia: Cricetidae), an Atlantic Forest endemic with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2128: 39-60.


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