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Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene to recent
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Diplothrix
Thomas, 1916
Species: D. legata
Binomial name
Diplothrix legata
(Thomas, 1906)

Diplothrix legatus[1][2]

The Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat or Ryukyu rat (Diplothrix legata) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. 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.


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