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SPECIES Paraleptomys rufilatus

Author:Osgood, 1945.
Citation:Fieldiana Zool., 31: 1.
Common Name:Northern Paraleptomys
Type Locality:New Guinea, Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), Cyclops Mtns, Mt Dafonsero, 4700 ft (1432 m).
Distribution:NC New Guinea; known only from montane forest formations (1200-1800 m) on N coastal ranges in Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya) on Mt. Dafonsero, Cyclops Mtns (Flannery, 1995a; Osgood, 1945) and adjacent Papua New Guinea on Mt. Somoro,Torricelli Mtns (Flannery, 1995a:253), and Mt. Menawa, Bewani Mtns (specimens in BBM, K. Helgen, pers. comm.).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:A distinct species (Flannery, 1990b; Osgood, 1945) that along with the murine Microhydromys musseri, monotreme Zaglossus attenboroughi, and marsupials Dendrolagus scottae and Petaurus abidi is endemic to the northern coastal ranges (Flannery, 1990b, 1995a).
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