Flores long-nosed rat

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Flores long-nosed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Paulamys
Musser, 1986
Species: P. naso
Binomial name
Paulamys naso
(Musser, 1981)

The Flores long-nosed rat, also known as Paula’s long-nosed rat, (Paulamys naso) is a species of rodent endemic to Flores Island, Indonesia. This species was first described from subfossil fragments in 1981 and a living specimen was reported from the montane forest of western Flores in 1991. It was recorded as common between 1,000 and 2,000 m above sea level on the volcanic mountain Gunung Ranakah, but is believed to be threatened by habitat destruction. It is the only known member of the genus Paulamys.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. & Aplin, K. (2008). "Paulamys naso". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature.