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Leptomys
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Long-footed Water Rat (Leptomys elegans)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Murinae
Genus Leptomys

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

Species

It contains the following species:

Leptomys arfakensis (Musser, Helgen & Lunde, 2008)
Long-footed Water Rat (Thomas, 1897) (Leptomys elegans)
Ernst Mayr's Water Rat (Rümmler, 1932) (Leptomys ernstmayri)
Leptomys paulus (Musser, Helgen & Lunde, 2008)
Fly River Water Rat (Tate & Archbold, 1938) (Leptomys signatus)
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