Systematic Review of New Guinea Leptomys (Muridae, Murinae) with Descriptions of Two New Species

  title={Systematic Review of New Guinea Leptomys (Muridae, Murinae) with Descriptions of Two New Species},
  author={Guy G. Musser and Kristofer M. Helgen and Darrin P. Lunde},
Abstract Two new species of the endemic New Guinea rodent genus Leptomys Thomas, 1897, are described: L. paulus, indigenous to the montane forests in the Owen Stanley Range in eastern New Guinea, and L. arfakensis, known only from the Arfak Mountains on the Vogelkop Peninsula in western New Guinea. These descriptions are presented within a taxonomic review of Leptomys based on all known specimens in collections of the world's museums. In addition to the new species, the morphological attributes… 

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