Rattus koopmani Musser & Holden, 1991:389

Peleng Island rat, Koopman's rat, Koopman’s Peleng Island rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last (and only) record: 1938 (Martin et al., 2023)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Pulau Peleng, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Musser, G. G. and Holden, M. E. (1991). Sulawesi rodents (Muridae: Murinae): Morphological and geographical boundaries of species in the Rattus hoffmanni group and a new species from Pulau Peleng. In: T. A. Griffiths and D. Klingener (eds), Contributions to mammalogy in honor of Karl F. Koopman, pp. 1-432. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.


Other references:

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)]

Musser, G. and Ruedas, L. (2008). Rattus koopmani. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 16 September 2012.


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