Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat

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Black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Melomys
Species: M. rufescens
Binomial name
Melomys rufescens
(Alston, 1877)
  • M. gracilis (Thomas, 1906)

The black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys rufescens) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

It is endemic to New Guinea island, in WesternNew Guinea of Indonesia and in Papua New Guinea.


  1. ^ Wright, D.; Singadan, R.; Seri, L.; Allison, A.; Aplin, K.; Helgen, K. (2008). "Melomys rufescens". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T13133A3412794. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T13133A3412794.en. Retrieved 21 August 2016.