Bosavi woolly rat
|Bosavi woolly rat|
|Species:||To be determined|
|To be determined
The Bosavi woolly rat is a species of rodent that was discovered deep in the jungle of Papua New Guinea in 2009. It is believed to belong to the genus Mallomys, within the family Muridae, according to initial investigation, although this has yet to be published. The name Bosavi woolly rat is still provisional and a scientific name has yet to be given.
The 82 centimetres (32 in) long rat weighs around 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb) and has a silver-brown coat of long, thick fur. A captured specimen showed no fear of humans.
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