List of extinct animals of Oceania

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This is an incomplete list of extinct animals of Oceania. This list covers only extinctions from the Holocene epoch, a geological period that extends from the present day back to about 10,000 radiocarbon years, approximately 11,430 ± 130 calendar years BP (between 9560 and 9300 BC). For the extinct animals of Australia, Hawaiian Islands and New Zealand this is a list for the animals not found in these parts of Oceania.

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Common namescientific name Extinction date Range Image
Emperor rat
Uromys imperator[1]
1960s Solomon Islands
Guadalcanal rat
Uromys porculus[2]
1888 Solomon Islands
Guam flying fox
Pteropus tokudae[3]
1967 United States (Guam)
Large Palau flying fox
Pteropus pilosus[4]
1874 Palau
Small Samoan flying fox
Pteropus allenorum
19th or 20th century Samoa
Large Samoan flying fox
Pteropus coxi
19th or 20th century Samoa
Nendo tube-nosed fruit bat
Nyctimene sanctacrucis[5]
1907 Solomon Islands

Possibly extinct

Common namescientific name Extinction date Range Image
Aru flying fox
Pteropus aruensis[6]
1800s Aru, Indonesia
Emma’s giant rat
Uromys emmae[7]
1944 Papua, Indonesia
New Guinea big-eared bat
Pharotis imogene[8]
1890 Papua New Guinea
Telefomin cuscus
Phalanger matanim[9]
1998 Papua New Guinea
Vanikoro flying fox
Pteropus tuberculatus[10]
Before 1930 Vanikoro, Solomon Islands
Wondiwoi tree-kangaroo
Dendrolagus mayri[11]
1928 Papua, Indonesia

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