Rhynchomys mingan

Rhynchomys mingan is a species of shrewlike rat in the subfamily Murinae. It was discovered at elevations above 1450 m[1] on Mt. Mingan of the central Sierra Madre of Luzon in the Philippines and described in 2019.[2]

Rhynchomys mingan
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rhynchomys
R. mingan
Binomial name
Rhynchomys mingan
Rickart et al., 2019


  1. ^ Lanese, M. (6 June 2019). "Worms lure two new species of hopping rats out of obscurity". Science News. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  2. ^ Rickart, E. A; Balete, D. S; Timm, R. M; Alviola, P. A; Esselstyn, J. A; Heaney, L. R (2019). "Two new species of shrew-rats (Rhynchomys: Muridae: Rodentia) from Luzon Island, Philippines". Journal of Mammalogy. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyz066.