Sulawesian shrew rat

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Sulawesian shrew rat
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Melasmothrix
Miller & Hollister, 1921
Species: M. naso
Binomial name
Melasmothrix naso
Miller & Hollister, 1921

The Sulawesian shrew rat (Melasmothrix naso) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Melasmothrix. It is found only in Indonesia.


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