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SPECIES Tarsomys echinatus

Author:Musser and Heaney, 1992.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 138: 33.
Common Name:Spiny Tarsomys
Type Locality:Philippines, S Mindanao, South Cotabato Province, Mt Matutum, Tupi, Balisong, 2700-3700 ft (823-1128 m).
Distribution:Greater Mindanao Faunal Region. Endemic to tropical lowland evergreen rainforests on Mindanao and known only from the vicinity of type locality and Mt Katanglad in Bukidnon Province (Heaney et al., 1998; Musser, 1994); probably occurs elsewhere on Mindanao where lowland forest formations persist.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:This distinctive species is replaced at higher elevations by T. apoensis in the region of Mt Katangland.
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