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Scientific Name
Rattus pelurus
Sody, 1941:308
Rattus foramineus pelurus Sody, 1941:308
Common Name/s
Peleng (Island xanthurus) rat
Peleng Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Last Record
IUCN status
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Only known from the type series collected in 1938 (Musser & Aplin, 2008).
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]

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.

[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]

Musser, G. G. 1984. Identities of subfossil rats from caves in southwestern Sulawesi. Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia, 8:61-94.

Musser, G. & Aplin, K. (2008). Rattus pelurus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 16 September 2012.

Musser, G. G. and Holden, M. E. (1991). Sulawesi rodents (Muridae: Murinae): Morphological and geographical boundaries of species in the Rattus hoffmanni group and a new species from Pulau Peleng. Pp. 322-413, in Contributions to mammalogy in honor of Karl F. Koopman (T. A. Griffiths and D. Klingener, eds.). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 206: 1-432.