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SPECIES Brachyuromys ramirohitra

Author:Major, 1896.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 18: 323.
Common Name:Greater Short-tailed Rat
Type Locality:Madagascar, Fianarantsoa Prov., 6 hours SE Fandriana, Ampitambe forest.
Distribution:Isolated records, ca. 900-1990 m, in highlands of N and C Madagascar.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Extent poorly documented, but recent records paint a broader distribution in the Central Highlands (Soarimalala et al., 2001) as well as its presumably isolated occurrence in the Northern Highlands (Jansa and Carleton, 2003b).
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