Long-footed water rat

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Long-footed Water Rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Leptomys
Species: L. elegans
Binomial name
Leptomys elegans
Thomas, 1897
Distribution map of L. elegans and other species of Leptomys on New Guinea

The Long-footed Water Rat (Leptomys elegans) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in the mountains of southern Papua New Guinea.[1] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Musser, Guy G.; Helgen, Kristofer M.; Lunde, Darrin P. (2008). "Systematic review of New Guinea Leptomys (Muridae, Murinae) with descriptions of two new species". American Museum Novitates 3624: 1–60. doi:10.1206/587.1. hdl:10088/7873.