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SPECIES Zyzomys palatilis

Author:Kitchener, 1989.
Citation:Rec. West. Aust. Mus., 14: 361.
Common Name:Carpentarian Rock Rat
Type Locality:Australia, Northern Territory, Echo Gorge, Wollogorang Station, 180 m (see Kitchener, 1989:361).
Distribution:Australia; endemic to Gulf region of Northern Territory near the border with Queensland where it appears to be restricted to monsoon rainforest on scree slopes (Churchill, 1996).
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:Reviewed by Woinarski et al. (1995b). Distribution, habitat, status, and sympatry with Z. argurus documented by Churchill (1996).
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