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SPECIES Eliurus penicillatus

Author:Thomas, 1908.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 2: 453.
Common Name:White-tipped Tufted-tailed Rat
Type Locality:Madagascar, Fianarantsoa Prov., Ampitambe.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:Morphologically like E. majori except for possession of a white-tipped caudal tuft. Tentatively retained as a species by Carleton (1994); specific status maintained based on morphometric comparisons with E. majori and E. tanala by Carleton and Goodman (2000).
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