Abstract

Pogonomys championi n.sp. is a medium-sized montane Pogonomys with grey-based ventral fur. It shares similarities with both Pogonomys macrourus and Pogonomys sylvestris, but also has some unique features. Thus far P. championi n.sp. is known only from the Telefomin and Tifalmin Valleys, Papua New Guinea, at altitudes of between 1,400 and 2,300 m. At these localities the species is common, and in the Telefomin area at the lower end of its altitudinal range, it is probably sympatric with P. macrourus.

Pogonomys championi
n.sp. nests communally underground, with up to seven individuals sharing a nest. They ascend into trees at night to feed.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Flannery, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(6): 333–341
Author
Tim F. Flannery
Year
1988
Title
Pogonomys championi n.sp., a new murid (Rodentia) from montane western Papua New Guinea
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
40
Issue
6
Start Page
333
End Page
341
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.159
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1988
Cover Date
31 December 1988
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MAMMALIA: RODENTIA; TAXONOMY; NEW GUINEA
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22 January 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
159
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