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.


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.