Coryphomys buehleri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937
Common Name(s):
English Buhler’s Coryphomys, Buhler's Rat
Coryphomys buhleri Schaub, 1937 [orth. error]
Taxonomic Notes: Coryphomys buehleri is one of four species, each in its own genus, of giant rats (three have yet to be named and described) endemic to Timor; all are known only by subfossils (Glover 1986) and may be related to the New Guinea Old Endemics placed in the Pogonomys Group (Musser and Carleton 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Extinct as the species is known only from sub-fossil fragments found on Timor island, Indonesia.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only by subfossil fragments collected at the type locality and from sites on Timor island (Glover 1986).
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2008. Coryphomys buehleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5414A11126652. . Downloaded on 23 March 2018.
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