Halmaheramys bellwoodi Aplin et al., 2023:731

Bellwood's halmaheramys rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Muridae gen. nov. 4, sp. nov. B (Turvey, 2009:57)


Conservation Status


Last record: terminal Pleistocene to mid-Holocene (Flannery et al., 1998)



Morotai Island, Indonesia


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Aplin, Kenneth P., Tim F. Flannery, Boeadi, Pierre-Henri Fabre, and Kristofer M. Helgen. (2023). Two new species of Halmaheramys (Murinae: Rattini) from archaeological deposits on Morotai Island, North Moluccas, Indonesia. In Contributions to Mammalogy and Zooarchaeology of Wallacea, ed. K. M. Helgen and R. K. Jones. Records of the Australian Museum 75(5): 719-739.


Other references:

Flannery TF, Bellwood P, White JP, Ennis T, Irwin G, Schubert K, and Balasubramaniam S. (1998). Mammals from Holocene archaeological deposits on Gebe and Morotai Islands, northern Moluccas, Indonesia. Australian Mammalogy 20: 391-400.

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.


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