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SPECIES Rattus novaeguineae

Author:Taylor and Calaby, 1982.
Citation:in Taylor et al., Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 173: 259.
Common Name:Papua New Guinea Rat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, Kalolo Creek, 1070 m.
Distribution:Recorded only from C Papua New Guinea "from Kassam westward to Karimui in the north, and southward to Koranga, at altitudes ranging from 740 to 1525 m" (Taylor et al., 1982:259), and from Wasi Falls and Mt Sisa in the Kikori River Basin of S Papua New Guinea (Leary and Seri, 1997); see Taylor et al. (1982) and Flannery (1995a).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Rattus leucopus species group. Virtually all taxonomic, distributional, and ecological information associated with R. novaeguineae is contained in the reports by Flannery (1995a), Leary and Seri (1997), and Taylor et al. (1982).
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