Stein's paramelomys

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Stein's paramelomys
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Paramelomys
Species: P. steini
Binomial name
Paramelomys steini
Rümmler, 1935

Stein's paramelomys, (Paramelomys steini), is a species of rodent native to Indonesia. Official observation of this species was only obtained on the Wayland Mountain on the island of New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia). It has only been observed on montane (high-altitude) forests.[1] The population of P. steini is not known.

It was previously classified as Paramelomys rubex before it was recognized as separate species. P. steini has a larger body but shorter and wider hind feet.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b T. Leary, R. Singadan, J. Menzies, D. Wright, K. Aplin & K. Helgen (2008). "Paramelomys steini". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.