Red tree rat

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Red tree rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Pithecheir
Species: P. melanurus
Binomial name
Pithecheir melanurus
Lesson, 1840

The red tree rat (Pithecheir melanurus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in western Java, Indonesia.


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