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Melomys  Thomas, 1922
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585047

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Mosaic-tailed Rats [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyMurinae Illiger, 1811 – Old World rats, Old World mice  
                                              GenusMelomys Thomas, 1922 – Mosaic-tailed Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 SpeciesMelomys aerosus (Thomas, 1920) – Dusky Seram Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys arcium (Thomas, 1913) – Rossel Island Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys bannisteri Kitchener and Maryanto, 1993 – Great Key Island Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys bougainville Troughton, 1936 – Bougainville Island Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys burtoni (Ramsay, 1887) – Grassland Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys capensis Tate, 1951 – Cape York Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys caurinus (Thomas, 1921) – Short-tailed Talaud Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys cervinipes (Gould, 1852) – Fawn-footed Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys cooperae Kitchener, in Kitchener and Maryanto, 1995 – Yamdena Island Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys dollmani Rümmler, 1935 – Dollman's Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys fraterculus (Thomas, 1920) – Manusela Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys frigicola Tate, 1951 – Snow Mountains Grassland Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys fulgens (Thomas, 1920) – Seram Long-tailed Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys howi Kitchener, in Kitchener and Suyanto, 1996 – Riama Island Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys leucogaster (Jentink, 1908) – White-bellied Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys lutillus (Thomas, 1913) – Papua Grassland Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys matambuai Flannery, Colgan and Trimble, 1994 – Manus Island Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys obiensis (Thomas, 1911) – Obi Island Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys paveli Helgen, 2003 – Pavel's Seram Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys rubicola Thomas, 1924 – Bramble Cay Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys rufescens (Alston, 1877) – Black-tailed Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys spechti Flannery and Wickler, 1990 – Buka Island Melomys 
                                                 SpeciesMelomys talaudium (Thomas, 1921) – Long-tailed Talaud Melomys 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser   
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Melomys    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton   
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Melomys    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Melomys   
       
  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: Melomys   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole   
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Mosaic-tailed Rats[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Uromys Division. Member of the Australian and New Guinea region Old Endemics (Musser, 1981c, 1982b). Data from microcomplement fixation of albumin indicated Australian Melomys is closely related to Uromys and in the same monophyletic group with Mesembriomys, Leporillus, Conilurus, and Zyzomys (Watts et al., 1992). These genera join other Australian and some New Guinea genera to form an 'Australasian clade' as estimated by albumin immunology (Watts and Baverstock, 1994a, 1995b, 1996). Menzie...  
 

 

   


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