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SPECIES Taeromys celebensis

Author:Gray, 1867.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1867: 598.
Common Name:Long-tailed Taeromys
Type Locality:Indonesia, NE Peninsula, Manado.
Distribution:Sulawesi: recorded from throughout the island in lowland tropical evergreen rainforest, sea level to 1200 m; absent from montane forest formations (Musser and Holden, 1991).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Documented from SW peninsula only by subfossil fragment (Musser, 1984), but from elsewhere by extant specimens. An arboreal species with a very long tail relative to head and body length, and morphologically unlike any other species in the genus, all of which are terrestrial and have relatively short tails (Breed and Musser, 1991; Musser and Newcomb, 1983; Musser, ms). Taeromys celebensis is relatively common in primary forest, not difficult to trap, and represented by many more specimens than the other species of Taeromys. It is superficially similar to Paruromys dominator and often misidentified as that species in museum collections.
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