Cape York melomys

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Cape York mosaic-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Melomys
Species: M. capensis
Binomial name
Melomys capensis
Tate, 1951

The Cape York mosaic-tailed rat, or Cape York melomys (Melomys capensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Australia, on the Cape York Peninsula.


  1. ^ Burnett, S. & Winter, J. (2008). "Melomys capensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 October 2008.