Brachytarsomys villosa F. Petter, 1962

Hairy-tailed tree rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last Record: 1962

Rediscovered in: 2001





Biology & Ecology










Goodman, S. and Rakotondravony, D. (2008). Brachytarsomys villosa. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 29 July 2013.

Goodman, S. M., Soarimalala, V. and Rakotondravony, D. (2001). The rediscovery of Brachytarsomys villosa F. Petter, 1962 in the northern highlands of Madagascar. Mammalia 65(1): 83-86.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Terray, L., Denys, C., Goodman, S. M., Soarimalala, V., Lalis, A. and Cornette, R. (2022). Skull morphological evolution in Malagasy endemic Nesomyinae rodents. PLoS ONE 17(2): e0263045.


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