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Dinagat Bushy-tailed Cloud Rat
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Common Name Dinagat Crateromys and Dinagat Cloud Rat
Range Dinagat Island in the Philippines.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Crateromys
Species Crateromys australis
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

The Dinagat bushy-tailed cloud rat (Crateromys australis), is a new species of bushy-tailed cloud rat in the family Muridae. It is found only on Dinagat Island in the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. The main threat is habitat loss caused by deforestation and chromite mining. It was long known only by the holotype collected by Dioscoro S. Rabor in 1975 until it was rediscovered and filmed by Czech zoologist Milada Řeháková and her husband in January 2012.