Daniel's tufted-tailed rat
|Daniel's tufted-tailed rat|
|Eliurus danieli range|
Daniel's tufted-tailed rat (Eliurus danieli)  is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It was discovered in 2003 in the Parc National de l’Isalo in south-central Madagascar. It is named for Daniel Rakotondravony, professor of animal biology at the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Daniel's tufted-tailed rat first became known in 1995, when a specimen was found to belong to the majori-penicillatus complex. Molecular data suggested that Eliurus majori was a close relative; study of two more animals found in 2002 indicated that it is a different species.
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- Goodman, Steven M.; Martin Raheriarisena; Sharon A. Jansa (2009). "A new species of Eliurus Milne Edwards, 1885 (Rodentia: Nesomyinae) from the Réserve Spéciale d’Ankarana, northern Madagascar" (PDF). Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56 (3): 133–49. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
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