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SPECIES Rattus osgoodi

Author:Musser and Newcomb, 1985.
Citation:Am. Mus. Novit., 2814: 18.
Common Name:Osgoods Vietnamese Rat
Type Locality:S Vietnam, Lm Dng Province, Langbian Peak, 5000 ft (1524 m; see Musser and Newcomb, 1985:18, for details).
Distribution:Recorded only from two localities on Langbian (= Lam Vien) Plateau in the D Lat region of S Vietnam, 900-2000 m (Musser and Newcomb, 1985).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Rattus rattus species group. A Lang Bian Plateau endemic morphologically and probably phylogenetically related to R. losea (Musser and Newcomb, 1985). Among the smallest in body size of the R. rattus species group.
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