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Verhoeven's giant tree rat

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Muridae
Genus  Papagomys
Higher classification  Papagomys
Order  Rodent
Infraclass  Eutheria
Subfamily  Murinae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Verhoeven's giant tree rat
Scientific name  Papagomys theodorverhoeveni
Similar  Papagomys, Murids, Mammal, Rodent, Flores giant rat

Verhoeven's giant tree rat (Papagomys theodorverhoeveni) is an extinct rat of subfamily Murinae that lived on Flores in Indonesia. It was assessed as being extinct in 1996. However, experts believe that it died out before 1500 AD. The species is known only from several subfossil fragments. It was named after Dutch priest Theodor Verhoeven.


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