Dinagat hairy-tailed rat

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Dinagat hairy-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Batomys
Species: B. russatus
Binomial name
Batomys russatus
Musser, Heaney, and Tabaranza, Jr., 1998.

Dinagat hairy-tailed rat or Russet Batomys (Batomys russatus) is one of five species of rodent in the genus Batomys. It is in the diverse family Muridae. This species is endemic to the Philippines.[1][2][3]

Distribution[edit]

This rat is found on Dinagat Island and possibly on other islands nearby. Further surveys have yet to be carried out, but it is currently endangered accouring to the IUCN.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mammal Species of the World. Vertebrates.si.edu (2007-02-06). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.
  2. ^ Russet batomys videos, photos and facts - Batomys russatus. ARKive (2012-12-24). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.
  3. ^ Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. (2012). Batomys: Classification The Animal Diversity Web (online). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.
  4. ^ IUCNRedist.org