IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)


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Range Description

Rossel Island Melomys is known only from specimens collected from Rossel Island (Papua New Guinea): the holotype from the early 20th century, and four more specimens collected by the fifth Archbold Expedition in October 1956 (Flannery 1995; Musser and Carleton 2005). Other Milne Bay Islands have been well-surveyed without locating this species, thus it is likely to be endemic to Rossel (Flannery 1995). Specimens were collected at elevations ranging from 50 to 700 m asl (Flannery 1995).


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