Melomys rubicola Thomas, 1924:298
Bramble Cay melomys, Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Melomys leucogaster rubicola Thomas, 1924:298
Last record: 2009 (Woinarski & Burbidge, 2016)
IUCN status: Extinct
Bramble Cay (=Maizab Kaur =Massaramcoer =Baramaki) (& Long Island?), Torres Strait, Australia
Considered endemic to Bramble Cay, a specimen probably collected in 1845 from Long Island may be of this species but cannot be confidently assigned due to the poor preservation of the specimen (Thomas, 1924).
Biology & Ecology
SAM 13256 (Roycroft et al., 2021, 2022)
Original scientific description:
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