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SPECIES Coryphomys buehleri

Author:Schaub, 1937.
Citation:Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel, 48: 2.
Common Name:Buhlerís Coryphomys
Type Locality:Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara, W Timor, cave deposit near Nikiniki.
Distribution:Recorded only from Timor.
Status:Extinct.
Comments:Known only by subfossil fragments collected at the type locality and from sites in E Timor (Glover, 1986). Related to endemic New Guinea murines and not to species of Papagomys, Hooijeromys, Komodomys, or Paulamys on Flores (Musserís research). Coryphomys buehleri is one of four species, each in its own genus, of giant rats (three have yet to be named and described) endemic to Timor; all are known only by subfossils (Glover, 1986) and may be related to the New Guinea Old Endemics we place in the Pogonomys Group.
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