Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat

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Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Melomys
Species: M. lutillus
Binomial name
Melomys lutillus
(Thomas, 1913)

The Papua grassland mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys lutillus), also known as the grassland melomys, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is endemic to the island of New Guinea where it is present from sea level to altitudes of about 2,200 metres (7,200 ft). It inhabits grassland, gardens and other disturbed areas.[2]

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of "least concern". This is because it has a wide range, can tolerate disturbance to its habitat and no particular threats have been identified.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, Wright; D., Helgen, K. & Aplin, K. (2016). "Melomys lutillus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136764A115212323. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T136764A22421421.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Wright, D.; Helgen, K.; Aplin, K. (2008). "Melomys lutillus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014-10-27.