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Microhydromys musseri  Flannery, 1989
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585368

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Torricelli Mountains Shrew Mouse [English]
  Valid Name: Pseudohydromys musseri (Flannery, 1989)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - original 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: Microhydromys musseri    
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Microhydromys musseri    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Helgen, Kristofer M., Tanya Leary, and Kenneth P. Aplin  
  Publication Date: 2010   
  Article/Chapter Title: A review of Microhydromys (Rodentia, Murinae), with description of a new species from southern New Guinea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Museum Novitates, no. 3676   
  Page(s): 1-22   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 003-0082   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Microhydromys musseri   
  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: Microhydromys musseri, Torricelli Mountains Shrew Mouse [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: Microhydromys musseri   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Represented only by the holotype. A very distinct species that is part of a highland fauna endemic to the N coastal ranges of Papua New Guinea (see account of Paraleptomys rufilatus). Its cranial and dental morphology is most like M. richardsoni, but 'both possess a number of independent specializations not seen in the other' suggesting that they 'have been evolving separately for a considerable period of time' (Flannery, 1989:220). Flannery preferred to include musseri in Microhydromys rat...  



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