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SPECIES Rattus stoicus

Author:Miller, 1902.
Citation:Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 24: 759.
Common Name:Andaman Archipelago Rat
Type Locality:India, Andaman Isls, Henry Lawrence Isl.
Distribution:Islands of Henry Lawrence, Little Andaman, and South Andaman in the Andaman Arch. (Musser and Newcomb, 1983).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Rattus rattus species group. Despite past confusion with Sundamys muelleri, R. stoicus is defined by a unique set of derived and primitive features and is endemic to the Andaman Isls (Musser and Heaney, 1985; Musser and Newcomb, 1983). Its closest phylogenetic ally within the R. rattus species complex has yet to be determined (Musser, 1986).
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Synonyms:

    rogersi (Thomas, 1907)
    taciturnus (Miller, 1902)

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