Hydromys

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Noun1.Hydromys - water rats
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Hydromyinae, subfamily Hydromyinae - water rats of Australia and New Guinea
beaver rat - amphibious rat of Australia and New Guinea
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The Australian Water-rat or Rakali Hydromys chrysogaster is the largest and arguably most specialised Australian rodent in terms of its tooth structure and other physical features (Watts and Aslin 1981).
Rakali Ecological Consulting, PO Box 188, Chewton, Victoria 3451.
1995) with short, euphonious Aboriginal names appears to be not generally accepted by zoologists, although several names, including Rakali (water rat Hydromys chrysogaster) and Djoongari (Shark Bay mouse Pseudomys fieldi), have appeared in scientific literature.