Flores Cave Rat

Flores Cave Rat

Taxobox
name = "Spelaeomys florensis"
fossil_range = Recent


status = EX
status_system = iucn2.3
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
infraclassis = Eutheria
ordo = Rodentia
familia = Muridae
subfamilia = Murinae
genus = "Spelaeomys"
genus_authority = Hooijer, 1957
species = "S. florensis"
binomial = "Spelaeomys florensis"
binomial_authority = Hoijer, 1957

The Flores Cave Rat ("Spelaeomys florensis") lived on Flores Island, Indonesia. MacPhee and Flemming assessed this species to be extinct in 1996, but believed it probably died out before 1500 A.D. This specimen is only known from a few subfossil fragments. It is the only member of the genus "Spelaeomys".

External links

* [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/20446/all IUCN Red List]


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