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Melomys lutillus  (Thomas, 1913)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970849

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Melomys lutillus hintoni Rümmler, 1935
 
  Common Name(s): Papua Grassland Melomys [English]
 
       
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 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  
                                                 SpeciesMelomys lutillus (Thomas, 1913) – Papua Grassland Melomys  
       

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  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   
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  Reference for: Melomys lutillus, Papua Grassland Melomys [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Australia  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Menzies (1996) outlined the range as E New Guinea; we extend it along the N coast to the Lake Sentani region in Prov. of Papua (= Irian Jaya), the type locality of hintoni. Menzies did not allocate hintoni to any of the subspecies of M. lutillus he recognized. Menzies included muscalis from the Trans-Fly region as a distinct subspecies of M. lutillus, but we place it in the Australian M. burtoni (see that account). The specimens from Woodlark and Misima Isls are slightly larger in body size...  
 

 

   

 
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