Glacier rat

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Glacier rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. richardsoni
Binomial name
Rattus richardsoni
Tate, 1949

Stenomys richardsoni (Tate, 1949)

The glacier rat (Rattus richardsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is endemic to the New Guinea Highlands near Puncak Trikora (=Mt. Wilhelmina) and Puncak Jaya (=Carstensz Pyramid), West Papua, Indonesia. Its altitudinal range is 3,225–4,500 m (10,581–14,764 ft) above sea level.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Wright, D.; Aplin, K. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Rattus richardsoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1487. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.