Waiomys

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Waiomys
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Waiomys
Rowe, Achmadi & Esselstyn, 2014
Species: W. mamasae
Binomial name
Waiomys mamasae
Rowe, Achmadi & Esselstyn, 2014

Waiomys is a genus of rodents from family Muridae. It is endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia. The genus is monotypic, consisting of the species Waiomys mamasae (Sulawesi water rat).[1] It is known only from Mount Gandangdewata, Mamasa Regency, West Sulawesi.

References

  1. ^ Rowe, K.C.; Achmadi, A.S.; Esselstyn, J.A. (2014). "Convergent Evolution of Aquatic Foraging in A New Genus and Species (Rodentia: Muridae) from Sulawesi Island, Indonesia". Zootaxa. 3815 (4): 541–564. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3815.4.5. 
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