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Tokunoshima Spiny Rat
Tokuno-toge
Information
Range island of Tokunoshima in Japan.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Tokudaia
Species Tokudaia tokunoshimensis
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Tokunoshima spiny rat (Tokudaia tokunoshimensis), is a new species of spiny rat found only on the island of Tokunoshima in Japan. Due to its small habitat, it is considered endangered. It is commonly found in the forests of this island. It is one of the few mammals that lack a Y chromosome.

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