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SPECIES Rattus enganus

Author:Miller, 1906.
Citation:Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 30: 821.
Common Name:Enggano Island Rat
Type Locality:Indonesia, Pulau Enggano (southwest of Sumatra and off the continental margin).
Distribution:Known only from Pulau Enggano.
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:Rattusspecies group unresolved. Represented only by the holotype. Some cranial, dental, and external features resemble those in R. macleari from Christmas Isl and R. xanthurus from Sulawesi, but the holotype of R. enganus is morphologically distinctive; determining its phylogenetic affinities within Rattus will require more specimens from Pulau Enggano and revisionary study of the genus (Musser and Newcomb, 1983). In addition to R. enganus and R. adustus, there is a single specimen of R. tiomanicus (USNM 140975) collected on Pulau Enggano.
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