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Uromys neobritannicus  Tate and Archbold, 1935
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970911

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Uromys neobritanicus Tate and Archbold, 1935
 
  Common Name(s): New Britain Island Uromys [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  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 – mammifères, 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  
                                              GenusUromys Peters, 1867 – Giant Naked-tailed Rats  
                                                 SubgenusUromys (Uromys) Peters, 1867  
                                                    SpeciesUromys neobritannicus Tate and Archbold, 1935 – New Britain Island Uromys  
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flannery, Timothy F.  
  Publication Date: 1995   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammals of the South-West Pacific & Moluccan Islands   
  Page(s): 464   
  Publisher: Cornell University Press   
  Publication Place: Ithaca, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8014-3150-6   
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  Reference for: Uromys neobritannicus   
       
  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: Uromys neobritannicus, New Britain Island Uromys [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Australia  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Uromys. Included in U. anak by Ziegler (1982b:882) without explanation, but neobritannicus is diagnosed by distinctive external and cranial traits that are outside the range of morphological variation characteristic of U. anak (Groves and Flannery, 1994). Chromosomal data reported by Donnellan (1987). Still known only by a few specimens. Extensive survey of living and fossil mammals on nearby New Ireland did not yield the species, and Groves and Flannery (1994) think it unlikely th...  
 

 

   

 
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