Highland brush mouse

The highland brush mouse (Abeomelomys sevia), also known as the Menzies' mouse,[1] is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea, and is found in montane moss forests and in alpine zones over 2,000 m. It is the only species in the genus Abeomelomys, although it has been placed in Pogonomelomys in the past.

Highland brush mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Abeomelomys
Menzies, 1990
A. sevia
Binomial name
Abeomelomys sevia
(Tate & Archbold, 1935)
  • Pogonomelomys sevia


It is known as gtkep or ymgenm (yamganm) in the Kalam language of Papua New Guinea.[2]


  1. ^ a b Helgen, K.; Leary, T. & Wright, D. (2016). "Abeomelomys sevia". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T17879A22402392. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T17879A22402392.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ Pawley, Andrew and Ralph Bulmer. 2011. A Dictionary of Kalam with Ethnographic Notes. Canberra. Pacific Linguistics.