Crateromys australis Musser, Heaney & Rabor, 1985

Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat, Dinagat hairy-tailed cloud rat, Dinagat crateromys, Dinagat Island cloud rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1974 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012); 1975

Rediscovered in January 2012

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Dinagat Island, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Musser, G. G., Heaney, L. R. and Rabor, D. S. (1985). Philippine rats: Description of a new species of Crateromys from Dinagat Island. American Museum Novitates 2821: 1-25.


Other references:

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, Simon P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

Kennerley, R. 2017. Crateromys australis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T5499A22415226. Downloaded on 18 October 2017.

Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Oliver, W. L. R., Cox, C. R., Gonzales, P. C. and Heaney, L. R. (1993). Cloud rats in the Philippines--Preliminary report on distribution and status. Oryx 27: 41-48.

Pedregosa-Hospodarsky, M. (2009). Conservation of the Dinagat Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta carbonarius) and other threatened endemic mammals of Dinagat Island, Dinagat Province, Philippines. Distribution and status survey. Final report.

Řeháková, M., V. Řehák and W.L.R. Oliver. (2015). Rediscovery of the Dinagat Bushy-tailed Cloud Rat Crateromys australis (Musser, Heaney & Rabor, 1985) (Mammalia: Rodentia: Muridae) from Dinagat Island, Philippines. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(8): 7428-7435.


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