Southern groove-toothed moss mouse

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Southern groove-toothed moss mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Microhydromys
M. argenteus
Binomial name
Microhydromys argenteus
Helgen, Leary, & Aplin, 2010

The southern groove toothed moss-mouse (Microhydromys argenteus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found in Southern Papua New Guinea. As opposed to M. richardsoni, argenteus sp can be differentiated most prominently by its gray-brown pelage. [2]


  1. ^ Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Microhydromys richardsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T48002425A22459257. Downloaded on 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ Helgen, K.M. (2010). "A Review of Microhydromys (Rodentia: Murinae), with Description of a New Species from Southern New Guinea". American Museum Novitates. 3676 (3676): 1–24. doi:10.1206/632.1. hdl:2246/6039.