Melomys cervinipes (Rodentia: Muridae)

Callaway, Wendy A., Turner, Ayla A., Croshaw, Oscar B., Ferguson, Jade A., Julson, Zachary J-N., Volp, Trevor M., Kerr, Sarah E., and Rymer, Tasmin L. (2018) Melomys cervinipes (Rodentia: Muridae). Mammalian Species, 50 (968). pp. 134-147.

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Melomys cervinipes (Gould, 1852) is a murid rodent commonly called the fawn-footed mosaic-tailed rat. A small, russet brown rodent with light fawn-colored feet, it is 1 of 21 currently recognized species in the genus Melomys. The species is endemic to Australia, occurring in the rainforests and forests along the eastern coast. M. cervinipes is listed as "Least Concern" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Item ID: 57474
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1545-1410
Keywords: Australia, fawn-footed melomys, murid, rainforest, scansorial, Wet Tropics
Funders: James Cook University
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 01:38
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310308 Terrestrial ecology @ 10%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310914 Vertebrate biology @ 90%
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