Paulamys naso

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Taxonavigation: Muroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Paulamys
Species: Paulamys naso


Holotype: RGM, adult indet., right dentary with a complete molar row and part of the incisor.

Type locality: “Liang Toge, a cave near Warukia, 1 km. south of Lepa, in Menggarai Province, western Flores,” Indonesia.


  • Floresomys naso Musser, 1981: 112 [original combination]
  • Paulamys naso: Musser, 1986: 2, 3 [name combination]


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Kitchener, D.J., How, R.A. & Maharadatunkamsi. 1991. Paulamys sp. cf. P. naso (Musser, 1981) (Rodentia: Muridae) from Flores Island, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia-- description from a modern specimen and a consideration of its phylogenetic affinities. Records of the Western Australian Museum 15: 171–189.
  • Kitchener, D.J., Yani, M. & McCulloch, C. 1998. Aspects of the biology of Bunomys naso (Musser, 1986), a rare murid rodent from Flores Island, Indonesia. Tropical Biodiversity 5(1): 75–80.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Paula’s Long-nosed Rat