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Ryukyu Long-tailed Giant Rat
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Information
Common Name Ryukyu Rat
Range Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Murinae
Genus Diplothrix
Species Diplothrix legata
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat or Ryukyu rat (Diplothrix legata), is a species of murid in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Diplothrix. It is found only in Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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