Betsileo short-tailed rat

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Betsileo short-tailed rat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Brachyuromys
Species: B. betsileoensis
Binomial name
Brachyuromys betsileoensis
(Bartlett, 1880)
Brachyuromys betsileoensis range map.svg
Betsileo short-tailed rat range

The Betsileo short-tailed rat (Brachyuromys betsileoensis) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found only in Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


  • Baillie, J. 1996. Brachyuromys betsileoensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.