The Black-footed Tree-rat, Mesembriomys gouldii, is one of two endemic arboreal rat species from the genus Mesembriomys found in Australia.
The species is one of the largest murids found in Australia. It is a folivore and frugivore and its diet may be supplemented by invertebrates such as termites and molluscs.
1. ^ Woinarski, J., Winter, J. & Burbidge, A. (2008). Mesembriomys gouldii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 October 2008.
* Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
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