Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Papua New Guinea where it occurs in the central highlands and in the south-east of the country. It has been recorded between 1,000 and 1,800 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is an arboreal species inhabiting montane tropical moist forest. It occurs in secondary and degraded forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Helgen, K., Wright, D., Allison, A., Aplin, K. & Dickman, C.

Reviewer/s
Lamoreux, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern as it is relatively widespread and common with no major threats. It occurs in degraded areas so it is tolerant to disturbance.
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Population

Population
The species is common.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known if it is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, natural history, and threats to this species.
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Wikipedia

Dollman's melomys

The Dollman's melomys (Melomys dollmani) is a species of rodent from the family Muridae. It lives in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea at an elevation of at least 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) and on the slopes of Mount Hagen and Mount Sisa.[2] However, it is not found east of the Okapa area.[2] It is an arboreal species occurring in montane secondary and degraded forest, preferring moist tropical environments.[1] Formerly considered to be a subspecies of the black-tailed mosaic-tailed rat, the Dollman's melomys is also often listed as its binomial synonym, Melomys gracilis.[1] The melomys is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List due to its wide range, lack of threats, and tolerance of disturbance.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Leary, T., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Helgen, K., Wright, D., Allison, A., Aplin, K. & Dickman, C. (2008). "Melomys dollmani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1377. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
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