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Muennink's Spiny Rat
RUBX-ZZ-00008 19990124000000
Information
Range Okinawa Island, Japan.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Tokudaia
Species Tokudaia muenninki
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Muennink's spiny rat (Tokudaia muenninki), is a species of spiny rat in the family Muridae. It is found only in Okinawa Island, Japan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

In March 2008, the first wild specimen in over 30 years was caught in the northern part of Okinawa island.

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