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SPECIES Anisomys imitator

Author:Thomas, 1903.
Actual Date:1904
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1903: 200.
Common Name:Uneven-toothed Rat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, Central Province, Aroa River, Avera.
Distribution:Forested mountain backbone of mainland New Guinea from the Weyland Range in the west to the eastern margin of the Owen Stanley Range in the east; also in the Huon Peninsula; sea level to 3500 m.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Flannery (1990b, 1995a) provided description of the species and revealing distribution map. Musser and Lunde (ms) documented its altitudinal distributions in the Snow Mtns of Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya) and Mt Dayman region of eastern Papua New Guinea. Chromosomal data reported by Donnellan (1987).
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