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SPECIES Maxomys rajah

Author:Thomas, 1894.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 14: 451.
Common Name:Rajah Sundaic Maxomys
Type Locality:Malaysia, Sarawak (N Borneo), Gunung Batu Song.
Distribution:Endemic to the Sunda Shelf; Peninsular Thailand south of Isthmus of Kra, Malay Peninsula, Riau Arch., Sumatra, amd Borneo; absent from Java and Bali.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Insular distribution similar in broad outline to that of M. whiteheadi. Once regarded as conspecific with M. surifer (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951; Misonne, 1969), but occurs sympatrically with that species, and although samples of each are regularly misidentified, the two differ in a suite of morphological, ecological, behavioral, and biochemical traits, as well as albumin immunology (Chan et al., 1979; Corbet and Hill, 1992; Musser et al., 1979; Yong, 1972; Watts and Baverstock, 1994b).
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Synonyms:

    hidongis (Kloss, 1921)
    lingensis (Miller, 1900)
    pellax (Miller, 1900)
    similis (Robinson and Kloss, 1916)

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