Coryphomys musseri Aplin & Helgen, 2010

Timor giant rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Subfossil

IUCN status: Not evaluated



Timor Island, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Aplin, K. P. and Helgen, K. M. (2010). Quaternary Murid Rodents of Timor Part I: New Material of Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937, and Description of a Second Species of the Genus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, No. 341, 80 pp.


Other references:

Musser, Guy G. (1981). The giant rat of Flores and its relatives east of Borneo and Bali. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 169(2): 67-176, figures 1-40, tables 1-16. [passing mention only, p. 158, second column, halfway down]

Turvey, Samuel T. (editor). (2009). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press.


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