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GENUS Paulamys

Author:Musser, 1986.
Citation:In Musser et al., Am. Mus. Novit., 2850: 2.
Type Species:Floresomys naso Musser, 1981.
Comments:RattusDivision. Phylogenetically most closely related to Sulawesian Bunomys as assessed by morphology (Kitchener et al., 1991a), and the Timorese Rattus timorensis as inferred from albumin immunology (Watts and Baverstock, 1994b); included in Bunomys by Corbet and Hill (1992). This postulated affinity between Paulamys and Bunomys needs testing by study of more extant specimens of P. naso in a phylogenetic context that would also compare the sample with species of native New Guinea, Nusa Tenggara, and Australian Rattus, along with Sulawesi Bunomys. Musserís Floresomys is invalid because of Fries et al.ís (1955) Floresomys, an Eocene geomyoid (McKenna and Bell, 1997:181).
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SPECIES naso

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