Manusela mosaic-tailed rat

The Manusela mosaic-tailed rat (Melomys fraterculus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Indonesia. It lives in the rainforests on the island of Seram in Indonesia.[2] Specimens of it weigh 66.5g and have a head and body length of 118-135mm and a tail length of 126–140mm.[2]

Manusela mosaic-tailed rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Melomys
M. fraterculus
Binomial name
Melomys fraterculus
(Thomas, 1920)


  1. ^ Dando, T. (2019). "Melomys fraterculus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T13120A22420769.
  2. ^ a b Helgen, Kristofer M. (2003). "A review of the rodent fauna of Seram, Moluccas, with the description of a new subspecies of mosaic-tailed rat, Melomys rufescens paveli". Journal of Zoology. 261 (2): 165–172. doi:10.1017/S0952836903004035.