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Ryukyu Spiny Rat
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Information
Range Amami (Ryukyu islands) in Japan.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Tokudaia
Species Tokudaia osimensis
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Ryukyu spiny rat (Tokudaia osimensis), is a species of spiny rat in the family Muridae. It is found only on Amami (Ryukyu islands) in Japan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. They have lost their Y chromosome.

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