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SPECIES Sommeromys macrorhinos

Author:Musser and Durden, 2002.
Citation:Am. Mus. Novit., 3368: 7.
Common Name:Sommerís Sulawesi Rat
Type Locality:Indonesia, C Sulawesi, Gunung Tokala, 02E13' S/120E04' E, 2400 m (see Musser and Durden, 2002:7, for additional information).
Distribution:Recorded only from tropical upper montane rain forest at the type locality.
Comments:Gracile, insectivorous, nocturnal, scansorial, and arboreal. The species is unique among murines in morphology of its highly specialized rostral region, tail, feet and digits (Musser and Durden, 2002). Member of montane forest species known only from mountainous C Sulawesi (Musser and Durden, 2002; Musser and Holden, 1991).
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