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Rattus adustus Sody, 1940:397

Burnished Enggano rat, Sunburned rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rattus rattus adustus Sody, 1940:397

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1936 (Sody, 1940)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Sometimes listed as last recorded in 1920. This seems to be an error of unknown origins since the original description (Sody, 1940) clearly states that the holotype was collected in 1936.

 

Distribution

Enggano island (=Pulau Enggano), West Sumatra, Indonesia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Only known from the holotype (Aplin & Lunde, 2008).

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Sody, H. J. V. (1940). On the mammals of Enggano. Treubia 17: 391-405.

 

Other references:

Aplin, K. and Lunde, D. (2008). Rattus adustus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 16 September 2012.

Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E. (2013). Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica 145: 1-130. [0.158 kg min. mass estimate]

Musser, G. G. and Heaney, L. R. (1985). Philippine Rattus: A new species from the Sulu Archipelago. American Museum Novitates 2818: 1-32.

Silva, M. B. and Downing, J. A. (1995). CRC handbook of mammalian body masses. CRC Press: 1-359.

Sody, H. J. V. (1941). On a collection of rats from the Indo-Malayan and Indo-Australian regions (with descriptions of 43 new genera, species and subspecies). Treubia 18: 255-325.

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