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SPECIES Chiropodomys major

Author:Thomas, 1893.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 11: 344.
Common Name:Greater Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse
Type Locality:Malaysia (Borneo), Sarawak, Sadong.
Distribution:Borneo: recorded only from Sarawak and Sabah (Musser, 1979), but probably also occurs in Kalimantan; found between 900 and 1500 m on Mt Kinabalu in Sabah (Corbet and Hill, 1992; Md Nor, 2001).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Most closely related to C. calamianensis in morphology and geography. Member of a group of murines endemic to Borneo that includes Chiropodomys muroides, C. pusillus, Haeromys margaretae, Maxomys alticola, M. baeodon, M. ochraceiventer, Niviventer rapit, Pithecheirops otion, and Rattus baluensis.
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Synonyms:

    legatus Thomas, 1911
    pictor Thomas, 1911

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