Rattus foersteri

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Rattus
Species: Rattus foersteri

Name[edit]

Holotype: RMNH 292/2, adult ♀, skin and skull.

Type locality: “Queelgebiet des Bulung [=Bulung River] [Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea], 1800/2000 m.”

Combinations[edit]

  • Stenomys verucundus försteri Rümmler, 1935: 117 [original combination]
  • Rattus verecundus forsteri: Ellerman, 1941: 205 [name combination]
  • Rattus verecundus foersteri: Laurie & Hill, 1954: 114 [name combination, spelling correction]
  • Rattus foersteri: Helgen, 2007 [name combination, elevate to species]

Synonyms[edit]

Holotype: AM M6102, adult ♂, skin and skull.

Type locality: “altitude of 5-6,000 ft., in the upper Wahgi River valley on the southern slopes of Mt. Hagen, in the south-east corner of the Sepik Division, Territory of New Guinea.”

  • Rattus rosalinda Hinton, 1943: 557

Holotype: BMNH, adult ♀, skin and skull.

Type locality: “Tapu, Upper Ramu River Plateau, North-East New Guinea.”

References[edit]

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