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SPECIES Taeromys punicans

Author:Miller and Hollister, 1921.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 34: 98.
Common Name:Reddish-furred Taeromys
Type Locality:Indonesia, C Sulawesi, Pinedapa, 100 ft (30 m).
Distribution:Sulawesi: known only from the central part and the SW peninsula.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:A lowland species represented by two specimens caught in 1918 from the type locality and a few subfossil fragments from the SW peninsula (Musser, 1984). Other than that it inhabits tropical lowland evergreen rainforest, nothing is known about ecology of this species or its actual distribution over the island.
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