Cape York Melomys

Cape York Melomys
Cape York Mosaic-tailed Rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Melomys
Species: M. capensis
Binomial name
Melomys capensis
Tate, 1951

The Cape York Mosaic-tailed Rat, or Cape York Melomys (Melomys capensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Australia.


  1. ^ Burnett, S. & Winter, J. (2008). Melomys capensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 October 2008.