Giant naked-tailed rat

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Giant naked-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Uromys
Species: U. anak
Binomial name
Uromys anak
Thomas, 1907

The giant naked-tailed rat (Uromys anak) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It lives in tropical forests, wetlands, and in degraded forests.


The rodents reach a body length of up to 20–34 cm, with another added 23–38 cm for its tail. It weighs between 350 and 1020 grams. Its fur is typically short and rough, varying in colour from grey to various shades of brown and black, with its underside being white or grey. Its tail is longer than its body and is uniformly black, with the basal part densely covered with reddish hairs.


  1. ^ Aplin, K. & Flannery, T. (2017). "Uromys anak". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22800A22447286. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T22800A22447286.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.