Komodo rat

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Komodo rat
Temporal range: recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Komodomys
Musser & Boeadi, 1980
Species: K. rintjanus
Binomial name
Komodomys rintjanus
(Sody, 1941)

The Komodo rat (Komodomys rintjanus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found only in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, in Rintja, Padar, Lomblen, and Pantar islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.