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SPECIES Maxomys alticola

Author:Thomas, 1888.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 2: 408.
Common Name:Bornean Mountain Maxomys
Type Locality:Malaysia, Sabah (N Borneo), Mt Kinabalu ("from a high level").
Distribution:Known only from two mountains in Sabah, N Borneo: from 1070 to 3360 on Mt Kinabalu (Md Nor, 2001), and also on Gunung Trus Madi.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:The name alticola was once applied to populations from lower elevations on Gunung Kinabalu, the Malay Peninsula, and Sumatra (Chasen, 1940), but was shown to be the name for a distinct species endemic to mountains of Sabah (Medway, 1964, 1977). Reviewed by Corbet and Hill (1992). Part of a suite of murine species endemic to Borneo (Musser, 1986; also see account of Chiropodomys major).
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    kinabaluensis (Chasen, 1937)

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