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Leptomys is a genus of rodent from New Guinea. It is considered part of the New Guinea Old Endemics, meaning it was part of the first wave of murine rodents to colonize the island.

Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Leptomys
Thomas, 1897

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Distribution map of species of Leptomys on New Guinea



  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Musser G.G., Helgen K.M., and Lunde D.P. 2008. Systematic review of New Guinea Leptomys (Muridae, Murinae) with descriptions of two new species. AMERICAN MUSEUM NOVITATES, 3624:1-60.