Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat

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Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Crateromys
Species: C. australis
Binomial name
Crateromys australis
Musser, Heaney & Rabor, 1985

The Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat, Dinagat crateromys or Dinagat cloud rat (Crateromys australis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only on Dinagat Island in the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. The main threat is habitat loss caused by deforestation and chromite mining. It was long known only by the holotype collected by Dioscoro S. Rabor in 1975 until it was rediscovered and filmed by Czech zoologist Milada Řeháková and her husband in January 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Czech researchers find allegedly extinct rat in Philippines. (with video of the rat)]. Ceskenoviny.cz (2012-04-17). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.

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