|Flores long-nosed rat|
The Flores long-nosed rat, also known as Paula’s long-nosed rat, (Paulamys naso) is a species of rodent endemic to Flores Island, Indonesia. This species was first described from subfossil fragments collected in the 1950s by Theodor Verhoeven, who named it Paula’s long-nosed rat, and was named Floresomys naso by Guy Musser in 1981. Since Floresomys was preoccupied, Musser changed the name to Paulamys, after Verhoeven's life partner Paula Hamerlinck. A living specimen was reported from the montane forest of western Flores in 1989. It is recorded as common between 1,000 and 2,000 m above sea level on the volcanic mountain Gunung Ranakah, but is believed to be threatened by habitat destruction. It is the only known member of the genus Paulamys . The genera Papagomys, Komodomys and Paulamys are closer related to each other than to other murids, suggesting an adaptive radiation.
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- Alexandra van der Geer, George Lyras, John de Vos, Michael Dermitzakis, Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands, John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2011
- Paula in Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins & Michael Grayson The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals, JHU Press, 2009. Page 311.
- Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
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