Melomys hageni Troughton, 1937a, Troughton, 1937

Parnaby, Harry E., Ingleby, Sandy & Divljan, Anja, 2017, Type Specimens of Non-fossil Mammals in the Australian Museum, Sydney, Records of the Australian Museum 69 (5), pp. 277-420: 360

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http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1653

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scientific name

Melomys hageni Troughton, 1937a
status

 

Melomys hageni Troughton, 1937a  

Rec. Aust. Mus   . 20(2): 124. (27 August 1937).

Common name. Black-tailed Mosaic-tailed rat.

Current name. Melomys rufescens hageni Troughton, 1937a   ; following Musser & Carleton (2005).

Holotype. M.6113 by original designation. Adult male, skull ( Fig. 38 View Figure 38 ), study skin, collected and presented by Dr G. A. M. Heydon during 1936. Registered on 22 May 1936.

Condition. Cranium has holes in left temporal bone, right parietal and frontal; left dentary missing ramus, right dentary missing angular process. Study skin missing left ear and tail tip is fractured.

Type locality. The upper Wahgi River valley, alt. 5–6,000 ft., near Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea ( Troughton, 1937a)   .

Comments. Apparently described from one specimen.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae

Genus

Melomys