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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Limnomys
Species: Limnomys bryophilus

Limnomys bryophilus Rickart, Heaney & Tabaranza Jr., 2003: 1445

Holotype: FMNH 147974, adult ♀, skull and body in alcohol.

Type locality: “Mount Kitanglad Range, 18.5 km S, 4 km E Camp Phillips, Bukidnon Province, Mindanao Island, Philippines, 2,250 m elev., 8º9'30"N, 124º51'E.”
Primary references

Rickart, E.A., Heaney, L.R. & Tabaranza Jr., B.R. 2003. A New Species of Limnomys (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae) from Mindanao Island, Philippines. Journal of Mammalogy 84(4): 1443-1455. DOI: 10.1644/BRP-112 Reference page.


Limnomys bryophilus in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.
IUCN: Limnomys bryophilus (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Gray-bellied Limnomys

The gray-bellied mountain rat, also known as the gray-bellied limnomys and the buffy-collared moss-mouse (Limnomys bryophilus), is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.
The heart of the Kitanglad range, habitat of Limnomys bryophilus

It is found only in the Philippines, where it is common at high elevations of the Kitanglad Mountain Range in the province of Bukidnon on the island of Mindanao. Its habitat is the moss-rich montane cloud forest from about 2,250 metres up to about 2,800 metres.[1]

The rats, which are nocturnal, feed on the ground on arthropods, earthworms, fruit, and seeds. Although equipped with three pairs of mammae, females have been observed to give birth about once a year to only a small number of young, commonly as few as one or two.[2]

The gray-bellied mountain rat is one of only two species in the genus Limnomys. The other, and the rat's only close relation, is the Mindanao mountain rat, Limnomys sibuanus. While gray-bellies have been recorded only in the Kitanglad Mountains, the Mindanao is considered to be endemic to the mountains of the island of Mindanao and has been recorded from Mount Apo and Mount Malindang as well as from Mount Kitanglad. It has also been observed at lower elevations, its range being between about 2,000 metres and about 2,800 metres.[3]

The alternative name of "buffy-collared moss-mouse"[4] reflects the rat's small size.

L. Heaney & B. Tabaranza (2008). "Limnomys bryophilus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
Limnomys bryophilus at fieldmuseum.org, accessed 14 February 2012
L. Heaney & B. Tabaranza (2008). "Limnomys sibuanus". Retrieved February 14, 2012.
Species Sheet Buffy-collared moss-mouse at planet-mammiferes.org. Retrieved February 14, 2012.

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