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SPECIES Mallomys gunung

Author:Flannery, Aplin, and Groves, 1989.
Citation:Rec. Aust. Mus., 41: 101.
Common Name:Alpine Mallomys
Type Locality:New Guinea, Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), 2 km E Mt Wilhelmina, 3800 m (Flannery et al., 1989, gave details).
Distribution:New Guinea, Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), Snow Mtns (Pegunungan Maoke); known only from vicinity of the type locality and Mt Carstenz (Flannery et al., 1989:97; Flannery, 1995a:286).
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:A very distinctive species known only by a few specimens collected between 3500 and 4050 m. On the N slopes of the Snow Mtns it is replaced at lower elevations by M. istapantap and M. rothschildi.
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