Neill's long-tailed giant rat

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Neill's long-tailed giant rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Leopoldamys
Species: L. neilli
Binomial name
Leopoldamys neilli
(Marshall, 1976)

Neill's long-tailed giant rat (Leopoldamys neilli) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and possibly Myanmar.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rocky areas. Leopoldamys neilli is threatened by the destruction of limestone karst habitats.

Six highly differentiated genetic lineages of Leopoldamys neilli were found in Kanchanaburi, West Central (Saraburi-Lopburi), East Central (Saraburi-Nakhon Ratchasima), Loei, Nan, and Phrae provinces of Thailand respectively.[1] Gene flow among lineages is low.

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  1. ^ Alice Latinne, Surachit Waengsothorn, Vincent Herbreteau, Johan R. Michaux. Thai limestone karsts: an impending biodiversity crisis. International Conference on Environmental Supporting in Food and Energy Security: Crisis and Opportunity, Mar 2011, Bangkok, Thailand. Thai Society of Higher Education Institutes on Environment, pp.176-187, 2011. <ird-00714455>