Stein's rat

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Stein's rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. steini
Binomial name
Rattus steini
Rümmler, 1935

Stein's rat (Rattus steini), also known as the small spiny rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.


  1. ^ a b Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J.; Helgen, K.; Wright, D.; Aplin, K.; Dickman, C. (2008). "Rattus steini". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  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. 1489. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.