Melomys cervinipes

Melomys cervinipes

Melomys cervinipes

(Fawn-footed Melomys)

FAMILY

Muridae

Species

Melomys cervinipes

Common name

Fawn-footed Melomys

Main colour; body size

Chiefly brown; body 11.5 cm, tail to 16 cm

Mature weight

About 70 g

Scat shape, size

Scats are knobby 5 x 2 mm

Location

Cairns

Description

This melomys can be distinguished by the hairless or almost bare tail and the hind foot is usually more than 2.6 cm long. Nocturnal it can be found foraging for seeds, fruits and leaves in rainforest areas and in moist areas as along creeks.