Highland brush mouse

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Highland brush mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Abeomelomys
Menzies, 1990
Species: A. sevia
Binomial name
Abeomelomys sevia
(Tate & Archbold, 1935)

Pogonomelomys sevia

The highland brush mouse, also known as the Menzies' mouse,[1] (Abeomelomys sevia) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea, and is found in montane moss forests and in alpine zones over 2,000 m. It is the only species in the genus Abeomelomys, although it has been placed in Pogonomelomys in the past.


  1. ^ a b Helgen, K.; Leary, T. & Wright, D (2016). "Abeomelomys sevia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 August 2016.