Ellerman's tufted-tailed rat

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Ellerman's tufted-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Subfamily: Nesomyinae
Genus: Eliurus
Species: E. ellermani
Binomial name
Eliurus ellermani
Eliurus ellermani range map.svg
Range of Eliurus ellermani

Ellerman's tufted-tailed rat (Eliurus ellermani) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is endemic to eastern Madagascar.[2] As only two specimens of this species have been observed, questions have been raised regarding whether this taxon is distinct from Eliurus tanala. [1]


  1. ^ a b Goodman, S., Andrianjakarivelo, V. & Razafimahatratra, E. (2008). "E. ellermani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 2. JHU Press.