Object detail

This specimen is a holotype for the species "Mallomys aroaensis", otherwise known as De Vis's Woolly Rat. A holotype is the single type specimen upon which the description and name of a new species is based.

It is found only on Papua New Guinea.
Taxonomic classification
Mallomys aroaensis
Common name
De Vis's Woolly Rat
Classification type status
Natural Science/Zoology
Accession date
17 Oct 1916
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Original datasets and images provided by Queensland Museum, http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/ and licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY) license. Please note, this record has been adapted for use by Vernon Systems and may not accurately reflect the original record or the collection item it documents.


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