Small-eared rat

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Small-eared rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Taeromys
Species: T. microbullatus
Binomial name
Taeromys microbullatus
(Tate & Archbold, 1935)[2]
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The small-eared rat (Taeromys microbullatus), is an extant species of Old World rodent that inhabits the southeast of Sulawesi, an Indonesian island.[3] The rat is found in the Mekongga Mountains of southeastern Sulawesi. Following the identification of Taeromys microbullatus in 1935, the species was associated with the R. xanthurus in 1941, P. dominator from 1949, and later T. callitrichus from 1970. In Mammal Species of the World, a more contemporary record suggests that T. microbullatus is closer to T. callitrichus than other species within the Taeromys genus.[3]


  1. ^ Musser, Go. (2008). "Taeromys microbullatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Tate, G. H. H.; Archbold, R. (1935). Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 3. Twelve apparently new forms of Muridae other than Rattus from the Indo-Australian region. American Museum Novitates. pp. 1–9. 
  3. ^ a b Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0801882210.