Pithecheirus Melanurus

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“This includes one animal, the P. melanurus, which has puzzled the naturalists, inasmuch as it resembles alike the rats and the opossums, yet cannot be admitted into the department of either, as it had not the feet of the former nor the tail of the latter. Its body is a uniform brown color, the tail being black. It is the size of a large rat, and is found in India and some of the Asiatic islands.” — S. G. Goodrich, 1885


Rat, rodent, mice


Mammals: O-Q


S. G. Goodrich, The Animal Kingdom Illustrated (New York: A. J. Johnson & Co., 1885) 460


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