Dollman's melomys

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Dollman's melomys
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Melomys
Species: M. dollmani
Binomial name
Melomys dollmani
Rümmler, 1935

Long-tailed melomys, slender mosaic-tailed rat, Dollman's mosaic-tailed rat

Dollman's melomys (Melomys dollmani) is a species of rodent from the family Muridae. It lives in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea at an elevation of at least 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) and on the slopes of Mount Hagen and Mount Sisa.[2] However, it is not found east of the Okapa area.[2] It is an arboreal species occurring in montane secondary and degraded forest, preferring moist tropical environments.[1] Formerly considered to be a subspecies of the black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat, the Dollman's melomys is also often listed as its binomial synonym, Melomys gracilis.[1] The melomys is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List due to its wide range, lack of threats, and tolerance of disturbance.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Helgen, K.; Wright, D.; Allison, A.; Aplin, K. & Dickman, C. (2008). "Melomys dollmani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1377. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.