- New Guinea Waterside Rat
New Guinea Waterside Rat
Temporal range: Recent
Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Muridae Subfamily: Murinae Genus: Parahydromys
Species: P. asper Binomial name Parahydromys asper
Distribution map on New Guinea
The New Guinea Waterside Rat, Parahydromys asper, is the only member of the genus Parahydromys. It is considered part of the New Guinea Old Endemics, meaning its ancestors were part of the first wave of murine rodents to colonize the island.