Aceh rat

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Aceh rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. blangorum
Binomial name
Rattus blangorum
Miller, 1942

The Aceh rat (Rattus blangorum) is a species of rodent from the family Muridae. The Aceh rat is listed as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List because only two specimens have ever been recorded, and little is known about the species.[1] The species was first regarded as its own species and then as a subspecies of the Malayan field rat (Rattus tiomanicus), but was once again considered distinct due to its small body size.[2]

The Aceh rat is native to Indonesia, known only in the type locality of Blangnanga Base Camp in the Aceh foothills of Gunung Leuser National Park at 1,097 m (3,599 ft).[1] It is believed that the Aceh rat prefers lowland forests.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. (2008). "Rattus blangorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1467. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.