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Uromys boeadii Groves & Flannery

Biak Giant Rat (Uromys boeadii)

The Biak Giant Rat was described in 1994, the species is known from a single male specimen that had been collected in 1963 on the island of Biak in the New Guinean part of Indonesia.

The species reached a total length of nearly 50 cm, including the tail.


The Biak Giant Rat is officially listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ but given the amount of deforestation on its island home it most likely is already extinct.


edited: 06.05.2019