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SPECIES Rattus korinchi

Author:Robinson and Kloss, 1916.
Citation:J. Str. Br. Roy. Asiatic Soc., 73: 275.
Common Name:Sumatran Mountain Rat
Type Locality:Indonesia, W Sumatra, Propinsi Jambi, Gunung Kerinci, Sungai Kring, 7300 ft (2225 m).
Distribution:Recorded only from Gunung Kerinci and Gunung Talakmau in W Sumatra (Musser, 1986:4).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Rattusspecies group unresolved. Revised by Musser (1986). Represented by very few specimens, and morphologically unlike any other described species of Rattus. Member of the cluster of murine species endemic to Sumatra (Musser, 1986; see also account of Maxomys hylomyoides).
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