Dark-tailed tree rat

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Dark-tailed tree rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Niviventer
Species: N. cremoriventer
Binomial name
Niviventer cremoriventer
(Miller, 1900)

The dark-tailed tree rat or Sundaic arboreal niviventer (Niviventer cremoriventer) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[1][2] It is found on the Malay Peninsula (Thailand, Malaysia), including some offshore islands (Myanmar: Mergui Archipelago), and in parts of the Malay Archipelago (Singapore; Indonesia: Anambas Islands, Sumatra, Nias, Belitung (=Billiton), Bangka Island, Java, Bali; Borneo and some its offshore islands). It might be a species complex.[1]

Dark-tailed tree rat is a common species that lives both arboreally and on the ground in primary forest habitats and also secondary wooded habitats, but not outside forests. Such habitats are being lost, especially in the lowland areas, representing a threat to this species.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Ruedas, L., Aplin, K., Musser, G. & Lunde, D. (2008). "Niviventer cremoriventer". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T14816A4462185. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.