Guadalcanal rat

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Guadalcanal rat

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Uromys
U. porculus
Binomial name
Uromys porculus
Thomas, 1904

The Guadalcanal rat (Uromys porculus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It was found only in the Solomon Islands. Since this species was collected between 1886 and 1888 it has not been seen again.[1] It is possibly extinct.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Helgen, K.; Leary, T. & Wright, D. (2016). "Uromys porculus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22805A22446647. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T22805A22446647.en.