* Coryphomys Schaub, 1937
* Aplin, K.P.; Helgen, K.M. 2010: Quaternary murid rodents of Timor Part I: new material of Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937, and description of a second species of the genus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, (341) doi: 10.1206/692.1
* Coryphomys on Mammal Species of the World.
Type species: Coryphomys buhleri Schaub, 1937
Coryphomys is an extinct genus of rats, known from sub-fossils found on Timor. Species include Coryphomys buhleri and Coryphomys musseri. Archaeological research on East Timor has revealed the bones of rats weighting up to 6 kilograms = 13.2 pounds when adult. They seem to have died out between 1000 and 2000 years ago, perhaps due to large-scale forest clearance for farming.
Its name is Greek for "top-of-the-head mouse" or "summit mouse".
1. ^ K. P. Aplin & K. M. Helgen (2010). "Quaternary murid rodents of Timor part I: new material of Coryphomys buehleri Schaub, 1937, and description of a second species of the genus". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 341: 1–80. doi:10.1206/692.1.
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