species: Melomys capensis in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Melomys capensis

©Anne Hoggett: Melomys capensis at North Direction Island

©Lyle Vail: Melomys capensis at North Direction Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Melomys
Species Melomys capensis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Bryant, L.M. (2013). Cryptic diversity and evolutionary relationships among Australian closed-forest Melomys (Rodentia: Muridae) and related Australo-Papuan mosaic-tailed rats. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology. LIRS catalog number 1639.