Western New Guinea mountain rat

The western New Guinea mountain rat (Rattus arrogans) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is widespread in the mountains of central and western New Guinea.

Western New Guinea mountain rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species:
R. arrogans
Binomial name
Rattus arrogans
Thomas, 1922

References

  1. ^ Aplin, K. (2016). "Rattus arrogans". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136730A22444897. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T136730A22444897.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1466. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
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Bandicota
(Bandicoot rats)
Berylmys
(White-toothed rats)
Bullimus
Bunomys
Diplothrix
Kadarsanomys
Komodomys
Limnomys
Nesokia
Nesoromys
Palawanomys
Papagomys
Paruromys
Paulamys
Rattus
(Typical rats)
Sundamys
(Giant Sunda rats)
Taeromys
Tarsomys
Tryphomys

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