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Leptomys signatus Tate & Archbold, 1938

Fly River leptomys, Fly River water rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1936

Rediscovered in 2003

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern

 

Distribution

Papua New Guinea

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Flannery, T.F. 1995. The Mammals of New Guinea, 2nd edition. Reed Books, Sydney, Australia.

Leary, T. (2016). Leptomys signatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T11693A22430400. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T11693A22430400.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Musser, G.G., Helgen, K.M. and Lunde, D.P. 2008. Systematic review of New Guinea Leptomys (Muridae, Murinae) with descriptions of two new species. American Museum Novitates. Published by the American Museum of Natural History, NY 3624: 1-60.

Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87-94.

 

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