Rattus praetor mediocris Troughton, 1936a

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 : 377

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:68F315FF-3FEB-410E-96EC-5F494510F440

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7555704

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DD87C8-FFDD-7351-18E1-FA54FA6E97D6

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scientific name

Rattus praetor mediocris Troughton, 1936a
status

 

Rattus praetor mediocris Troughton, 1936a View in CoL

Rec. Aust. Mus. 19(5): 343. (7 April 1936).

Common name. Large New Guinea Spiny Rat.

Current name. Rattus praetor praetor ( Thomas, 1888b) , following Taylor et al. (1982) and Musser & Carleton (2005).

Holotype. M.5761 by original designation. Male, [Field no. 214], skull, study skin, collected by Rev. J. B. Poncelet, collection date not given, registered 27 December 1934.

Condition. Cranium missing right side of occipital area, detached right auditory capsule, missing jugal bone of left zygomatic arch; both dentaries complete. Study skin, missing tail tip.

Type locality. Buin, Bougainville Island, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea.

Paratypes. (2, by original designation). M.5759, skull, study skin; M.5760, body in alc., both males, details as per holotype.

Comments. Type series appears to be limited to the three specimens listed above. No other specimens with similar collection details are included in the AM specimen database .

AM

Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae

Genus

Rattus