Moncton's mosaic-tailed rat

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Moncton's mosaic-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Paramelomys
Species: P. moncktoni
Binomial name
Paramelomys moncktoni
(Thomas, 1904)

Moncton's mosaic-tailed rat (Paramelomys moncktoni, previously known as Melomys moncktoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

It is found only in Papua New Guinea.[1]

The species lives in lowlands in the north-east and south-east portion of the country. It lives in tropical moist forests. It is found as high as 700 m.

While much of the habitat where it lives is being damaged, it survives well in disturbed areas, and as a result is considered at low risk of extinction.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Wright, D.; Aplin, K.; Helgen, K. (2008). "Paramelomys moncktoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T13127A3412015. Retrieved 6 August 2016.