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SPECIES Maxomys pagensis

Author:Miller, 1903.
Citation:Smithson. Misc. Coll., 45: 39.
Common Name:Mentawai Archipelago Maxomys
Type Locality:Indonesia, Kepulauan Mentawai, Pulau Pagai Selattan (S Pagai Isl), off coast W Sumatra.
Distribution:Endemic to islands of South Pagai, North Pagai, Sipora, and Siberut in Mentawai Arch.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Usually listed as a subspecies of M. surifer (Chasen, 1940), but treated as a species by Musser et al. (1979) and retained as such by Corbet and Hill (1992). Closest phylogenetic relative is probably M. surifer. Part of the rodent fauna endemic to Mentawai Arch. (see account of Leopoldamys siporanus).
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