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SPECIES Pogonomelomys bruijni

Author:Peters and Doria, 1876.
Citation:Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 8: 336.
Common Name:Bruijnís Pogonomelomys
Type Locality:W New Guinea, Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), Pulau Salawati, off W coast of Vogelkop.
Distribution:New Guinea; known only by 11 specimens from type locality and Vogelkop mainland in Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya); lower Fly River, and low altitudes on Mt Bosavi and Mt Sisa in Papua New Guinea; not recorded higher than about 60 m (Menzies, 1990; Flannery, 1995a:312).
Status:IUCN Ė Critically Endangered.
Comments:The lowland, larger-bodied morphological and phylogenetic counterpart of the highland P. mayeri. Aplin et al. (1999) reported material of this species from late Pleistocene to mid-Holocene archaeological sites on the Ayamaru Plateau, central Birdís Head Peninsula of Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya).
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    brassi Tate and Archbold, 1941

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