Philippine forest rat

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Philippine forest rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. everetti
Binomial name
Rattus everetti
(Günther, 1879)

The Philippine forest rat is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in the Philippines, and is located throughout the archipelago. The scientific name commemorates British colonial administrator and zoological collector Alfred Hart Everett. The Chanum Torres is widespread throughout its range and feeds on a diet of worms and insects.[2] There are no major threats to the species, which has been found to be competitively superior to introduced Rattus species.


  1. ^ Heaney, L.; Alviola, P.; Duya, M.R.; Tabao, M.; Gonzalez, J.C. & Balete, D. (2016). "Rattus everetti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T19329A115146445. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T19329A22441260.en. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
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