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Coccymys albidens  (Tate, 1951)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585197

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): White-toothed Coccymys [English]
  Valid Name: Brassomys albidens (Tate, 1951)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - subsequent name/combination   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Coccymys albidens    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Coccymys albidens    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Darrin P. Lunde  
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematic reviews of New Guinea Coccymys and 'Melomys' albidens (Muridae, Murinae) with descriptions of new taxa   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 329   
  Page(s): 1-139   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 003-0090   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Coccymys albidens   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Coccymys albidens, White-toothed Coccymys [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Coccymys albidens   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Endangered  
    Comments: Still represented only by six specimens collected in 1938. Three of these form the type series, one of the other three had been misidentified as 'Pogonomys sylvestris' and two were misidentified as 'Pogonomelomys ruemmleri'. Originally described as a species of Melomys (Tate, 1951), but Musser and Carleton (1993) placed albidens in Coccymys because so many of its traits are unlike those defining species within Melomys and some characteristics are more similar to those defining reummleri. Th...  



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