Papagomys theodorverhoeveni

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Holotype (above)


Taxonavigation: Muroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Papagomys
Species: †Papagomys theodorverhoeveni


  • Papagomys theodorverhoeveni Musser, 1981: 95

Holotype: RGM 195620, young adult indet., right dentary containing a complete molar row.

Type locality: “Liang Toge, a cave near Warukia, 1 km. south of Lepa, in Menggarai Province, western Flores,” Indonesia.


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Suyanto, A. & Watts, C.H.S. 2002. Verhoeven’s giant rat of Flores, Indonesia (Papagomys theodorverhoeveni Musser, 1981; Muridae) is a modern species. Treubia 32: 87–93. DOI: 10.14203/treubia.v32i1.592
  • Zijlstra, J.S., van den Hoek Ostende, L.W. & Due, R.A. 2008. Verhoeven's giant rat of Flores (Papagomys theodorverhoeveni, Muridae) extinct after all?. Contributions to Zoology 77(1): 25–31. Full article (PDF)
  • Knepper, Gert M. (2019): Floresmens - Het leven van Theo Verhoeven, missionaris en archeoloog. ISBN 978-9-46-3892476 (Boekscout, Soest, The Netherlands) (= Verhoeven's biography, in Dutch)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Verhoeven's Giant Tree Rat