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SPECIES Hydromys neobritannicus

Author:Tate and Archbold, 1935.
Citation:Am. Mus. Novit., 803: 8.
Common Name:New Britain Water Rat
Type Locality:Bismarck Arch., New Britain Isl, Wide Bay, Balayang, Bainings.
Distribution:Endemic to New Britain Isl.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Included in H. chrysogaster by Ellerman (1941) and Ziegler (1982b), but recognized as a New Britain endemic by Flannery and White (1991) and should retain this status until significance of its diagnostic traits can be assessed in a systematic revision of the large-bodied forms of Hydromys, as Tate (1951:236) already noted. Reviewed by Flannery (1995b).
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