Uromys emmae Groves & Flannery, 1994:159

Emma’s giant(-)rat, Emma's uromys



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1994 or before

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Owi Island (=Pulau Awai), Schouten Group, Papua Province (=Irian Jaya), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype (Leary et al. 2008).

AM M.7200 (Roycroft et al., 2022)






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:

Fisher, D. O. and Blomberg, S. P. (2011). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

Flannery, Timothy F. (1995). Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands. Comstock/Cornell, Ithaca, Ny, USA. [p. 172]

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

Roycroft, Emily et al. (2022). New Guinea uplift opens ecological opportunity across a continent. Current Biology.


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