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SPECIES Chiropodomys calamianensis

Author:Taylor, 1934.
Citation:Monogr. Bur. Sci. Manila, 30: 470.
Common Name:Palawan Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse
Type Locality:Philippines, Calamian Isls, Busuanga Isl, Minuit, sea level.
Distribution:Endemic to Greater Palawan Faunal Region on islands Busuanga, Balabac, and Palawan (politically part of the Philippines but faunistically an extension of the Sunda Shelf).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Originally described as the type species of Insulaemus (Taylor, 1934). In morphology and geographic continuity, C. calamianensis is most closely related to C. major of mainland Borneo (Musser, 1979). Chiropodomys calamianensis joins Maxomys panglima and Palawanomys furvus as the only recorded murines endemic to the Greater Palawan Faunal Region.
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