New Guinea waterside rat
|New Guinea waterside rat
Temporal range: Recent
|Distribution map on New Guinea|
The New Guinea waterside rat, Parahydromys asper, is the only member of the genus Parahydromys. It is considered part of the New Guinea Old Endemics, meaning its ancestors were part of the first wave of murine rodents to colonize the island. It is commonly called the "Guinea rat."
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