Uromys boeadii Groves & Flannery, 1994:157

Biak giant rat, Biak Island uromys



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1963

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Biak (& Supiori?), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Groves, Colin P. and Flannery, Timothy F. (1994). A revision of the genus Uromys Peters, 1867 (Muridae: Mammalia) with descriptions of two new species. Records of the Australian Museum 46(2): 145-170.


Other references:

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, Ny, USA. [p. 170]

Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Allison, A., James, R., Bonaccorso, F. & Aplin, K. (2008). Uromys boeadii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 30 July 2013.


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