Ilin Island cloudrunner
|Ilin Island Cloudrunner|
Musser & Gordon, 1981
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The Ilin Island Cloudrunner (Crateromys paulus) is a critically endangered cloud rat from Ilin Island in the Philippines. It is a fluffy-coated, bushy-tailed rat and may have emerged from tree hollows at night to feed on fruits and leaves. It is known from one specimen, collected on 4 April 1953, and presented to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. The island's forests have been destroyed by human activity.
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