White-tipped tufted-tailed rat

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White-tipped tufted-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Subfamily: Nesomyinae
Genus: Eliurus
Species: E. penicillatus
Binomial name
Eliurus penicillatus
Thomas, 1908
Eliurus penicillatus range map.svg
White-tipped tufted-tailed rat range

The white-tipped tufted-tailed rat (Eliurus penicillatus) is a rodent found only on the island of Madagascar.[2] It is listed as an endangered species due to habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Goodman, S. & Raherisehena, M. (2008). "Eliurus penicillatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2014-06-17.  Listed as Endangered (EN B1ab(i,ii,iii) v3.1)
  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. 950. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.