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Diplothrix legatus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea
Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Diplothrix
Species: Diplothrix legatus

The Ryukyu Long-tailed Giant Rat or Ryukyu Rat (Diplothrix legatus) is a species of rodent in the Muridae family. It is the only species in the genus Diplothrix. It is found only in Japan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

1. ^ http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/6671/0
2. ^ http://pir.uniprot.org/taxonomy/106283

* Ishii, N. 2000. Diplothrix legatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
* Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894-1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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