Short-haired water rat

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Short-haired water rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Paraleptomys
Species: P. wilhelmina
Binomial name
Paraleptomys wilhelmina
Tate & Archbold, 1941
Distribution map on New Guinea. P. wilhelmina is in black.

The short-haired water rat (Paraleptomys wilhelmina) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. There are two currently undescribed species allied with this taxon.


  1. ^ Helgen, K. (2008). "Paraleptomys wilhelmina". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T16122A5392631. Retrieved 6 August 2016.