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Temporal range: Late Pleistocene to Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Euarchontoglires
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Myomorpha
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Tribe: Apodemurini
Genus: Tokudaia
Kuroda, 1943

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Tokudaia is a genus of murine rodent native to Japan. Known as Ryūkyū spiny rats or spinous country-rats, population groups exist on several non-contiguous islands.[1] Despite differences in name and appearance, they are the closest living relatives of the Eurasian field mouse (Apodemus).

Named species are:[verification needed]

At least Tokudaia osimensis may be a cryptic species complex.


  1. ^ Mammalian Genome article

External links[edit]

Data related to Tokudaia at Wikispecies