Summit rat

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Original source: Greenwood, M., C. Clarke, C.C. Lee, A. Gunsalam & R.H. Clarke 2011. A unique resource mutualism between the giant Bornean pitcher plant, Nepenthes rajah, and members of a small mammal community. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21114. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021114
Author: Ch'ien Lee

Summit rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Rattus baluensis

 

The Summit rat is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the summit rat
A young / baby of a summit rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A summit rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Malaysia

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