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SPECIES Uromys (Cyromys) imperator

Author:Thomas, 1888.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 1: 157.
Common Name:Emperor Uromys
Type Locality:Solomon Isls, Guadalcanal Isl, Aola.
Distribution:Endemic to Guadalcanal Isl.
Status:IUCN Extinct. May be extinct (see Flannery, 1991; Groves and Flannery, 1994).
Comments:Subgenus Cyromys. Type species of Cyromys; historically assigned to either genus Uromys or Cyromys, but is now regarded as a member of the former (Flannery and Wickler, 1990; Groves and Flannery, 1994). Known only by a few historical and archaeological specimens (Flannery, 1991; Groves and Flannery, 1994). Closest relative is apparently U. rex, also endemic to Guadalcanal Isl. Reviewed by Flannery (1995b).
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