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SPECIES Eliurus antsingy

Author:Carleton, Goodman, and Rakotondravony, 2001.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 114: 974.
Common Name:Tsingy Tufted-tailed Rat
Type Locality:Madagascar, Toliara Prov., Antsingy Forest, near Bekopaka; about 1907.5′S, 4449.0′E.
Distribution:So far known from only two localities in dry forest peculiar to karst topography (tsingy), W Madagascar.
Comments:Specific relationships unclear; although found in W Madagascar, E. antsingy is apparently not closely related to the more widely distributed western species, E. myoxinus (Carleton et al., 2001).
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