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SPECIES Melasmothrix naso

Author:Miller and Hollister, 1921.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 34: 93.
Common Name:Diurnal Sulawesian Shrew Rat
Type Locality:Indonesia, C Sulawesi, Rano Rano, 6000 ft (1830 m); see Musser (1982c) for additional information.
Distribution:Sulawesi; known only from tropical upper montane rain forest at Rano Rano and on Gunung Nokilalaki, 1950-2286 m; probably occurs in upper montane forest on other mountains in C core of the island.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Stomach morphology described and contrasted with other Sulawesi shrew rats and the insectivorous Sommeromys macrorhinos by Musser and Durden (2002). Other morphological aspects, along with altitudinal distribution, diet, and ecology of this terrestrial, diurnal, and primarily vermivorous shrew rat reviewed by Musser (1982c).
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