Rattus blangorum Miller, 1942:145

Aceh rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rattus tiomanicus blangorum Miller, 1942:145


Conservation Status


Last record: 1942 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Aceh, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Only known from two specimens:

ANSP 20348
ANSP 20349






Original scientific description:

Miller, G. S. (1942). Zoological results of the George Vanderbilt Sumatran Expedition, 1936-1939: Part V.-Mammals collected by F. A. Ulmer, Jr. on Sumatra and Nias. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 94: 107-165.


Other references:

Corbet, G. B., and J. E. Hill. 1992. Mammals of the Indomalayan region. A systematic review. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 488 pp.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.128 kg min. mass estimate]

Lunde, D. and Aplin, K. (2008). Rattus blangorum. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 16 September 2012.

Musser, G. G. (1986). Sundaic Rattus: Definitions of Rattus baluensis and Rattus korinchi. American Museum Novitates 2862: 1-24.

Musser, G. G., and D. Califia. 1982. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 106. Identities of rats from Pulau Maratua and other islands off East Borneo. American Museum Novitates, 2726: 1-30.

Musser, G. G., and M. D. Carleton. 1993. Family Muridae. Pp. 501-755, in: Mammal species of the world, a taxonomic and geographic reference, Second ed. (D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., xviii + 1206 pp.

Okie, J. G. and Brown, J. H. (2009). Niches, body sizes, and the disassembly of mammal communities on the Sunda Shelf islands. PNAS 106(suppl. 2): 19679 -19684. [Supplement]


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