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Solomys

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rodentia
Subfamily  Murinae
Higher classification  Murinae
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Muridae
Scientific name  Solomys
Rank  Genus
Lower classifications  Poncelet's giant rat, Bougainville naked-tailed rat, Florida naked-tailed rat, Isabel naked-tailed rat

Solomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. These large rats, which are all seriously threatened (one already extinct), are native to the Solomon Islands.

It contains the following species:

  • Poncelet's giant rat (Solomys ponceleti)
  • Florida naked-tailed rat (Solomys salamonis)
  • Bougainville naked-tailed rat (Solomys salebrosus)
  • Isabel naked-tailed rat (Solomys sapientis)
  • Buka Island naked-tailed rat (Solomys spriggsarum) – extinct, known only from subfossil remains.
  • References

    Solomys Wikipedia


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