Large New Guinea spiny rat

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Large New Guinea spiny rat[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. praetor
Binomial name
Rattus praetor
(Thomas, 1888)

The large New Guinea spiny rat[1] (Rattus praetor) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[1] It is found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.


  1. ^ a b c 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. 1482. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Helgen, K.; Wright, D.; Aplin, K. & Dickman, C. (2008). "Rattus praetor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2013-01-06.