Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat
|Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat|
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.
- Czech researchers find allegedly extinct rat in Philippines. (with video of the rat)]. Ceskenoviny.cz (2012-04-17). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.
- Heaney, L. 1996. Crateromys australis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2007.
- 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.
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