- Bramble Cay Melomys
Bramble Cay Mosaic-tailed Rat Conservation status Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Muridae Genus: Melomys Species: M. rubicola Binomial name Melomys rubicola
The Bramble Cay Mosaic-tailed Rat, or Bramble Cay Melomys (Melomys rubicola) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Australia on Bramble Cay where its population is small. It is similar to the Cape York Melomys except that it has some protein differences and a coarser tail caused by elevated scales. Most prominent in herdfields and strandline vegetation where it also builds burrows.
- Musser, Guy G.; Carleton, Michael D. (16 November 2005). "Superfamily Muroidea (pp. 894-1531)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=13001515.
- Queensland Government, Environment and Resource management.