Rattus salocco Tate & Archbold, 1935:7

Southeastern xanthurus rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 6 January 1932

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Sulawesi, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Only known from 3 specimens (Musser et al., 2008; Martin et al., 2023).






Original scientific description:

Tate, G. H. H. and Archbold, Richard. (1935). Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 2: Twelve apparently new forms of Rattus from the Indoaustralia region. American Museum Novitates, No. 802.


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. G., and M. D. Carleton. 1993. Family Muridae. Pp. 501-755, in: Mammal species of the world, a taxonomic and geographic reference, Second ed. (D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., xviii + 1206 pp.

Musser, G., Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. (2008). Rattus salocco. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 16 September 2012.


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