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Paramelomys  Rümmler, 1936
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970253

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
                                              GenusParamelomys Rümmler, 1936  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Paramelomys gressitti Menzies, 1996 – Gressitt's Paramelomys 
                                                 Species Paramelomys levipes (Thomas, 1897) – Papuan Lowland Paramelomys 
                                                 Species Paramelomys lorentzii (Jentink, 1908) – Lorentz's Paramelomys 
                                                 Species Paramelomys mollis (Thomas, 1913) – Montane Soft-furred Paramelomys 
                                                 Species Paramelomys moncktoni (Thomas, 1904) – Monckton's Paramelomys 
                                                 Species Paramelomys naso (Thomas, 1911) – Long-nosed Paramelomys 
                                                 Species Paramelomys platyops (Thomas, 1906) – Common Lowland Paramelomys 
                                                 Species Paramelomys rubex (Thomas, 1922) – Mountain Paramelomys 
                                                 Species Paramelomys steini (Rümmler, 1935) – Stein's Paramelomys 

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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   
  Reference for: Paramelomys   

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  Comment: Comments: Uromys Division. Originally described as a subgenus of Melomys by Rümmler (1936) and either retained as a synonym of that genus (Musser and Carleton, 1993; Tate, 1951) or ignored (Laurie and Hill, 1954) until Menzies (1996) rediagnosed Paramelomys and raised it to generic rank (using principally multivariate analyses of continuous variation in morphological traits). Included are nine species whose shared traits, according to Menzies, isolate them as a monophyletic group endemic to New Guine...  



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