Rattus sp. nov. 'Timor'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rattus sp. nov. B (Turvey, 2009:55)


Conservation Status


Last record: subfossil





Biology & Ecology










Glover, I. (1969). Radiocarbon dates from Portuguese Timor. Arch. and Phys. Anthro. in Oceania, vol. 4, pp. 107-112.

Glover, I. (1970). Excavations in Timor: a study of economic change and cultural continuity in prehistory. 2 vols. Ph.D. thesis, Australian Natl. Univ. Canberra (unpublished).

Musser, Guy Graham. (1981). The giant rat of Flores and its relatives east of Borneo and Bali. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 169: 71-175.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]


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