Abditomys latidens Sanborn, 1952:125

Luzon broad-toothed rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rattus latidens Sanborn, 1952:125


Conservation Status


Last record: 1970's (in or before 1973)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Luzon, Philippines


Biology & Ecology




Two preserved specimens exist, including FMNH 62347.






Original scientific description:

Sanborn, C. C. (1952). Philippine Zoological expedition 1946-1947. Mammals. Fieldiana: Zoology 33: 89-158.


Other references:

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.268-0.269 kg estimate]

Heaney, L. R., D. S. Balete, M. L. Dolar, A. C. Alcala, A. T. L. Dans, P. C. Gonzales, N. R. Ingle, M. V. Lepiten, W. L. R. Oliver, P. S. Ong, E. A. Rickart, B. R. Tabaranza, Jr., and R. C. B. Utzurrum. 1998. A synopsis of the mammalian fauna of the Philippine Islands. Fieldiana: Zoology, n.s., 88: 1-61.

Heaney, Lawrence R. (2008). Abditomys latidens. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 17 July 2011.

Musser, G. G. (1982). A new genus of arboreal rat from Luzon Island in the Philippines. American Museum novitates; no. 2730.

Musser, G. G. and Heaney, L. R. (1992). Philippine rodents: definition of Tarsomys and Limnomys plus a preliminary assessment of phylogenetic pattern among native Philippine murines (Murinae, Muridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 211: 1-138.

Nowak, R. M. (1999). Walker’s Mammals of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore: 1-2015.


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