Lenomys grovesi Musser, 2015

Groves's Sulawesi giant rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 2820 ± 210 BP (Musser, 2015)



Sulawesi, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Musser, Guy G. (2015). Characterisation of the endemic Sulawesi Lenomys meyeri (Muridae, Murinae) and the description of a new species of Lenomys, pp. 13-50. In: Behie, Alison M. and Oxenham, Marc F. (eds.). Taxonomic Tapestries: The Threads of Evolutionary, Behavioural and Conservation Research. Canberra: ANU Press.


Other references:

Musser GG and Holden ME (1991) Sulawesi rodents (Muridae: Murinae): morphological and geographical boundaries of species in the Rattus hoffmanni group and a new species from Pulau Peleng. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 206, 322–413.

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]


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