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Alpine Woolly Rat
MallGun1
Information
Range West Papua, Indonesia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Mallomys
Species M. gunung
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Alpine Woolly Rat (Mallomys gunung) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in West Papua, Indonesia. When specimens were brought to a museum the female rats were pregnant with only one baby, so it is assumed that the rat gives birth to only one offspring at a time.

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