The New Guinean rat (Rattus novaeguineae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is found only in parts of central Papua New Guinea.

New Guinean rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
R. novaeguineae
Binomial name
Rattus novaeguineae
Taylor & Calaby, 1982


  1. ^ Dickman, C.; Helgen, K.; Leary, T. & Wright, D. (2016). "Rattus novaeguineae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T19354A22442250. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T19354A22442250.en. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1480. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.