Dusky mosaic-tailed rat

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Dusky mosaic-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Melomys
Species: M. aerosus
Binomial name
Melomys aerosus
(Thomas, 1920)

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

Distribution[edit]

This rat species is endemic to Seram Island of the Maluku Islands archipelago, in Indonesia.

It is found from 650–1,830 metres (2,130–6,000 ft). It is currently known from three localities: Mount Manusela in Manusela National Park, Mount Hoaulu, and near Kanikeh.

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