Recently Papagomys theodorverhoeveni was reported to be still extant on the basis of a single museum specimen. Based on comparison with extensive zooarchaeological material from Liang Bua, the identification of this specimen is refuted.

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Zijlstra, J. S., & van den Hoek Ostende, L. (2008). Verhoeven’s giant rat of Flores (Papagomys theodorverhoeveni, Muridae) extinct after all?. Contributions to Zoology, 77(1), 25–31.