Red-bellied mosaic-tailed rat

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Red-bellied mosaic-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Protochromys
Menzies, 1996
Species: P. fellowsi
Binomial name
Protochromys fellowsi
(Hinton, 1943)

The red-bellied mosaic-tailed rat (Protochromys fellowsi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Protochromys. It is found only in Papua New Guinea.


  1. ^ Helgen, K.; Leary, T. & Wright, D. (2016). "Protochromys fellowsi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T13119A22459833. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T13119A22459833.en. Retrieved 13 December 2017.