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SPECIES Murexechinus melanurus

Author:Thomas, 1899.
Citation:Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 20: 191.
Common Name:Black-tailed Dasyure
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, Central Prov., Astrolabe Range, Moroka, 924S, 14732E, 1300 m.
Distribution:New Guinea, from 13400E to 15101E (Normanby Isl), sea level to 2800 m.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as Antechinus melanurus, Data Deficient as A. wilhelmina.
Comments:Usually included in Antechinus, but reassigned to Murexia by Armstrong et al. (1998) and to a new genus by Van Dyck (2002). Synonymy after Van Dyck (2000).
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Synonyms:

    mayeri (Dollman, 1930)
    modesta (Thomas, 1912)
    wilhelmina Tate, 1947

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