King rat (animal)

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King rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Uromys
Species: U. rex
Binomial name
Uromys rex
(Thomas, 1888)

The king rat (Uromys rex) is a species of giant naked-tailed rat, rodents in the family Muridae endemic to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.[1] It is found in the Poha valley on Guadalcanal[2] in the Solomons. It lives in trees.[2] It is larger than Uromys porculus but smaller than Uromys imperator.[2]


  1. ^ Gippoliti, S. 2002. Uromys rex 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Groves, C.P.; Flannery, T.F. (1994). "A revision of the genus Uromys Peters, 1867 (Muridae:Mammalia)" (PDF). Records of the Australian Museum. 46: 145–169. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.46.1994.12.