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Melomys dollmani

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Melomys dollmani
Species Authority: Rümmler, 1935
Common Name(s):
English Dollman’s Melomys, Long-tailed Melomys, Slender Mosaic-tailed Rat
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly considered to be a subspecies of Melomys rufescens, but is now considered to be distinct (Musser and Carleton 2005). It has often been listed as M. gracilis (e.g., Musser and Carleton 1993; Flannery 1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Helgen, K., Wright, D., Allison, A., Aplin, K. & Dickman, C.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern as it is relatively widespread and common with no major threats. It occurs in degraded areas so it is tolerant to disturbance.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Papua New Guinea where it occurs in the central highlands and in the south-east of the country. It has been recorded between 1,000 and 1,800 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: The species is common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is an arboreal species inhabiting montane tropical moist forest. It occurs in secondary and degraded forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if it is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, natural history, and threats to this species.

Citation: Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Helgen, K., Wright, D., Allison, A., Aplin, K. & Dickman, C. 2008. Melomys dollmani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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