Sommeromys macrorhinos Musser & Durden, 2002

Sommer’s Sulawesi rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 2 August 1973

Rediscovered in 2011

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Sulawesi (=Celebes), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Musser, G. G. and Durden, L. A. (2002). Sulawesi rodents: description of a new genus and species of Murinae (Muridae, Rodentia) and its parasitic new species of sucking louse (Insecta, Anoplura). American Museum Novitates. 3368: 1-50.


Other references:

Achmadi, Anang Setiawan, Rowe, Kevin C. and Esselstyn, Jacob A. (2014). New records of two rarely encountered, endemic rats (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae) from Gunung Gandangdewata, West Sulawesi Province. Treubia 41: 51-60.

Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Musser, G., Lunde, D. and Ruedas, L. (2008). Sommeromys macrorhinos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 24 May 2015.


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