Paulamys naso (Musser, 1981) 

Flores long-nosed rat, Paula's long-nosed rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Floresomys naso Musser, 1981


Conservation Status

Last record: Holocene

Rediscovered in 1991



Flores, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

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.


Other references:

Helgen, K. and Aplin, K. (2008). Paulamys naso. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 24 February 2013.

Kitchener, D. J., How, R. A. and Maharadatunkamsi. (1991). Paulamys sp. cf. P. naso (Musser, 1981) (Rodentia: Muridae) from Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia-- description from a modern specimen and a consideration of its phylogenetic affinities. Records of the Western Australian Museum 15(1): 171-189.

Musser, Guy Graham, Van de Weerd and Strasser, E. (1986). Paulamys, a replacement name for Floresomys Musser, 1981 (Muridae), and new material of that taxon from Flores, Indonesia. Am. Mus. Novit. 2850: 1-10.


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