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SPECIES Eliurus tanala

Author:Major, 1896.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 18: 462.
Common Name:Tanala Tufted-tailed Rat
Type Locality:Madagascar, Fianarantsoa Prov., 30 mi (48 km) S Fianarantsoa, near Vinanitelo.
Distribution:Middle elevations in humid forest, 775-1625 m, from Northern Highlands to the S Anosyenne Mountains, E Madagascar.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Distribution overlaps that of its morphologically similar congener E. webbi at lower elevations. Geographic variation evaluated by Carleton and Goodman (1998).
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