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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea
Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Uromys
Species: U. anak - U. boeadii - U. caudimaculatus - U. emmae - U. hadrourus - U. imperator - U. neobritanicus - U. porculus - U. rex - U. siebersi

Name

Uromys Peters, 1867

References

* Uromys on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Type species: Mus macropus Gray, 1866 (= Hapalotis caudimaculatus Krefft, 1867)

Uromys is a genus of rodents found in Melanesia and Australia. They are known as the giant naked-tailed rats. There are eleven species in the genus, with the most recent described in 2017.

Species

Biak giant rat, Uromys boeadii Groves & Flannery, 1994
Giant naked-tailed rat, Uromys anak Thomas, 1907
Emma's giant rat, Uromys emmae Groves & Flannery, 1994
Emperor rat, Uromys imperator Thomas, 1888
Giant white-tailed rat, Uromys caudimaculatus Krefft, 1867
Great Key Island giant rat, Uromys siebersi Thomas, 1923
Guadalcanal rat, Uromys porculus Thomas, 1904
King rat, Uromys rex Thomas, 1888
Masked white-tailed rat, Uromys hadrourus Winter, 1983
Bismarck giant rat, Uromys neobritannicus Tate & Archbold, 1935
Uromys vika Lavery & Judge, 2017

References

Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Genus Uromys". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1514–1516. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
Lavery, T. H.; Judge, H.; A new species of giant rat (Muridae, Uromys) from Vangunu, Solomon Islands, Journal of Mammalogy, gyx116, https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyx116

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