Contributions to Zoology, 77 (1) – 2008Jelle S. Zijlstra; Lars W. van den Hoek Ostende; Rokus Awe Due: Verhoeven’s giant rat of Flores (Papagomys theodorverhoeveni, Muridae) extinct after all?

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Recently Papagomys theodorverhoeveni was reported to be still extant on the basis of a single museum specimen. Based on comparison with extensive zooarchaeological material from Liang Bua, the identification of this specimen is refuted.