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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Uromys
Species: Uromys rex

Uromys rex Thomas, 1888

IUCN: Uromys rex (Thomas, 1888) (Critically Endangered)

Vernacular names
English: King rat

The king rat (Uromys rex) is a large species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is endemic to the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.[1][2] Like the two other species of rodent in Guadalcanal, it is placed in the genus Uromys.[3] It lives in trees and is larger than Uromys porculus but smaller than Uromys imperator.[2]

Gippoliti, S. 2002. Uromys rex 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 27 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine Downloaded on 9 July 2007.
Groves, C.P.; Flannery, T.F. (1994). "A revision of the genus Uromys Peters, 1867 (Muridae:Mammalia)" (PDF). Records of the Australian Museum. 46: 145–169. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.46.1994.12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 December 2010.
Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1516. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.

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