Sundaic mountain leopoldamys

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Sundaic mountain leopoldamys
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Leopoldamys
Species: L. ciliatus
Binomial name
Leopoldamys ciliatus
(Bonhote, 1900)
Synonyms[2]

L. setiger (Robinson and Kloss, 1916)

The Sundaic mountain leopoldamys (Leopoldamys ciliatus) is a species of rodent from the family Muridae. It was formerly considered a subspecies of Edwards's long-tailed giant rat,[1] and it has one synonym: Leopoldamys setiger.[2]

The Sundaic mountain leopoldamys occurs in the montane forests of Sumatra, Indonesia, and peninsular Malaysia, typically at elevations above 1 km (0.62 mi).[1] It is a terrestrial, possibly arboreal species occurring in primary and degraded tropical moist forest.[1]

The Sundaic mountain leopoldamys is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List due to a wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, degree of tolerance for habitat modification, and unlikely declination at the speed to qualify for a more threatened listing.[1] However, due to deforestation of its habitat for timber, firewood, and agricultural land, its population is decreasing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Musser, G.; Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. (2008). "Leopoldamys ciliatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 1346. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.