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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Batomys
Species: Batomys russatus

Batomys russatus Musser, Heaney & Tabaranza Jr., 1998: 34

Holotype: DMNH 4594, adult ♂, skin and skull.

Type locality: “from Libjo (= Albor), Plaridel Municipality (10º14'N/125º32'E) on the western side of Dinagat Island (Surigao del Norte Province), Republic of the Philippines.”
Primary references

Musser, G.G., Heaney, L.R. & Tabaranza Jr., B.R. 1998. Philippine rodents: redefinitions of known species of Batomys (Muridae, Murinae) and description of a new species from Dinagat Island. American Museum Novitates 3237: 1–51. handle Reference page. 


Batomys russatus 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.
Tabaranza, B. & Heaney, L. 2008. IUCN: Batomys russatus (Endangered). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136394A4285913. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136394A4285913.en

Vernacular names
English: Russet Batomys, Dinagat Hairy-tailed Rat

Dinagat hairy-tailed rat or russet batomys (Batomys russatus) is one of five species of rodent in the genus Batomys. It is in the diverse family Muridae. This species is endemic to the Philippines.[1][2][3]

This rat is found on Dinagat Island and possibly on other islands nearby. Further surveys have yet to be carried out, but it is currently endangered according to the IUCN.[4]

Mammal Species of the World. (2007-02-06). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.
Russet batomys videos, photos and facts - Batomys russatus Archived 2017-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. ARKive (2012-12-24). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.
Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. (2012). Batomys: Classification The Animal Diversity Web (online). Retrieved on 2012-12-28.

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