Squirrel-toothed rat

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Squirrel-toothed rat
Temporal range: Pleistocene to Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Anisomys
Thomas, 1904
Species: A. imitator
Binomial name
Anisomys imitator
Thomas, 1904

The squirrel-toothed rat, New Guinea giant rat, powerful-toothed rat, uneven-toothed rat, or narrow-toothed giant rat (Anisomys imitator),[2] is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Anisomys. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.


  1. ^ Leary, T.; Seri, L.; Flannery, T.; Wright, D.; Hamilton, S.; Helgen, K.; Singadan, R.; Allison, A.; James, R.; Bonaccorso, F.; et al. (2008). "Anisomys imitator". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Wrobel, Murray (2006). Elsevier's Dictionary of Mammals: In Latin, English, German, French and Italian. Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-51877-0.