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SPECIES Rhizomys pruinosus

Author:Blyth, 1851.
Citation:J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 20: 519.
Common Name:Hoary Bamboo Rat
Type Locality:India, Cherrapunji, Khasi Hills.
Distribution:S China (Yunnan, Ghizhou, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, Guangdong, and Fujian; Zhang et al., 1997), NE India (Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Manipur; Agrawal, 2000), E Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam (Dang et al., 1994), south to Perak on Malay Peninsula (Chasen, 1940; Medway, 1969); 1000 to 4000 m in mountains.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Corbet and Hill (1992). Good regional reviews exist for India (Agrawal, 2000), Burma (Ellerman, 1961), Thailand (J. T. Marshall, Jr., 1977a), and China (G. M. Allen, 1940).
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Synonyms:

    latouchei Thomas, 1915
    pannosus Thomas, 1915
    prusianus Shih, 1930
    senex Thomas, 1915
    umbriceps Thomas, 1916

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