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SPECIES Tarsomys apoensis

Author:Mearns, 1905.
Citation:Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 28: 453.
Common Name:Dusky Tarsomys
Type Locality:Philippines, S Mindanao Isl, Davao City Province, Mt Apo, 6750 ft (2058 m).
Distribution:Greater Mindanao Faunal Region. Endemic to the mountains on Mindanao from 1550 to 2400 m in tropical lower and upper montane rainforest (Heaney et al, 1998; Musser and Heaney, 1992).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:This dark-furred, short-tailed mountain rat may be the ecological equivalent of the Sulawesian Bunomys chrysocomus, which it superficially resembles in some morphological traits (Musser and Heaney, 1992). Standard karyotype (2n = 42, FN = 61/62) identical to that of Limnomys in autosomes and X chromosome but differs by its larger telocentric Y chromosome (Rickart and Heaney, 2002).
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