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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 or 1975

Rediscovered in January 2012

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Distribution

Dinagat Island, Philippines

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

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:

Kennerley, R. 2017. Crateromys australis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T5499A22415226. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T5499A22415226.en. 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.

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/from-tarsiers-to-cloud-rats-scientist-strives-to-save-philippine-species/

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/15923/dinagat-hairy-tailed-cloud-rat

 

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