Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat

The Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat or Ryukyu rat (Diplothrix legata) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only extant species in the genus Diplothrix. It is found only in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene–Recent
Diplothrix legata Stuffed specimen
Stuffed specimen. Exhibit in the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Diplothrix
Species:
D. legata
Binomial name
Diplothrix legata
(Thomas, 1906)
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Diplothrix legatus
  • Lenothrix legata Thomas, 1906

References

  1. ^ a b Ishii, N. (2016). "Diplothrix legata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T6671A22459891. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T6671A22459891.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ Diplothrix legata. pir.uniprot.org
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