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Uromys emmae Groves & Flannery

Emma’s Giant Rat (Uromys emmae)

Emma’s Giant Rat was described in 1994, based on a single female specimen that had been cought in 1964, it apparently was endemic to the very small island of Owi, near Biak in the New Guinean part of Indonesia.

The species is believed to have mainly been arboreal, nothing else is known about its biology.

Emma’s Giant Rat is now very likely extinct.


edited: 06.05.2019