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Temporal range: Pleistocene - Recent
Hydromys chrysogaster - Gould.jpg
Hydromys chrysogaster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Hydromys
É. Geoffroy, 1804
Type species
Hydromys chrysogaster
É. Geoffroy, 1804

Hydromys chrysogaster
Hydromys hussoni
Hydromys neobrittanicus
Hydromys ziegleri

red=Hydromys chrysogaster

green=Xeromys sp. and Hydromys chrysogaster
blue= Hydromys spp.

Hydromys is a genus of rodents in the subfamily Murinae.

List of species[edit]

Genus Hydromys - water rats

Note: Hydromys habbema Tate and Archbold, 1941 and Hydromys shawmayeri (Hinton, 1943) are placed within Baiyankamys after Helgen, 2005.


  • Helgen, K. M. 2005. The amphibious murines of New Guinea (Rodentia, Muridae): the generic status of Baiyankamys and description of a new species of Hydromys. Zootaxa, 913:1-20.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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