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Pseudohydromys fuscus  (Laurie, 1952)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970888

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Neohydromys fuscus Laurie, 1952
  Common Name(s): Mottled-tailed Shrew Mouse [English]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                              GenusPseudohydromys Rümmler, 1934 – New Guinean Shrew Mice  
                                                 SpeciesPseudohydromys fuscus (Laurie, 1952) – Mottled-tailed Shrew Mouse  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Helgen, Kristofer M., and Lauren E. Helgen / Voss, Robert S., and Michael D. Carleton, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 8. Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Moss-mice of New Guinea: A Taxonomic Revision of Pseudohydromys (Muridae: Murinae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 331. Systematic Mammalogy: Contributions in Honor of Guy G. Musser   
  Page(s): 230-313   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0090   
  Notes: Available online at ; doi: 10.1206/582-8.1   
  Reference for: Pseudohydromys fuscus   
  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: Pseudohydromys fuscus, Mottled-tailed Shrew Mouse [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Australia  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Vulnerable as Neohydromys fuscus  
    Comments: Type species of Neohydromys. The little information about habitat and diet is reviewed by Flannery (1995a). Except for its smaller molars (relative to cranial size) and slightly proodont upper incisors, P. fuscus closely resembles P. murinus in pelage coloration and texture, body size, and craniodental traits (Musser's observations). Pseudohydromys fuscus, along with P. murinus, are known only from the eastern Central Cordillera of New Guinea  



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