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Temporal range: Early Pleistocene to Recent
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Uromys
Peters, 1867

11, see below

Uromys is a genus of rodents found in Melanesia and Australia. They are known as the giant naked-tailed rats. There are eleven species in the genus, with the most recent described in 2017.



  • Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Genus Uromys". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1514–1516. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  • Lavery, T. H.; Judge, H.; A new species of giant rat (Muridae, Uromys) from Vangunu, Solomon Islands, Journal of Mammalogy, gyx116, http://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyx116