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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This widespread species is found in peninsular Thailand and Malaysia, as some offshore islands; including the Mergui Archipelago, Anambas islands, Sumatra, Nias, Billiton, Bangka, Borneo, Java, Bali, and small islands off the northern tip of Sabah (Musser and Carleton 2005). This generally lowland species reaches 1,530 m on the slopes of Mt. Kinabalu in Sabah (Musser and Carleton 2005). In Indochina this species occurs only south of the Isthmus of Kra (Musser and Carleton 2005).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Niviventer cremoriventer
Catalog Number: USNM 104153
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): W. Abbott
Year Collected: 1900
Locality: Sullivan's [= Lampi] Island, Mergui Archipelago, Tanintharyi, Myanmar, Asia
  • Type: Miller, G. S. 1903 Nov 06. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 45: 35.
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Type for Niviventer cremoriventer
Catalog Number: USNM 101739
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): W. Abbott
Year Collected: 1899
Locality: Anambas Island [= Kepulauan Anambas], Pulo Jimaja [= Pulau Jemaja], Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia, Asia
  • Type: Miller, G. S. 1900 Aug 20. Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 2: 204.
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Type for Niviventer cremoriventer
Catalog Number: USNM 86770
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): W. Abbott
Year Collected: 1899
Locality: Khow Nok Ram [= Khao Nok Ra], Trang, Thailand, Asia
Microhabitat: mountains
Elevation (m): 914
  • Type: Miller, G. S. 1900 Apr 21. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 13: 144.
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Type for Niviventer cremoriventer
Catalog Number: USNM 145499
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): W. Abbott
Year Collected: 1907
Locality: Pulo Lamukotan [= Pulau Lemukutan], Borneo, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia, Asia
  • Type: Lyon, M. W. 1911 Apr 25. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 40: 111.
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Type for Niviventer cremoriventer
Catalog Number: USNM 123944
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): W. Abbott
Year Collected: 1903
Locality: Pulo Terutau [= Ko Tarutao], Satun, Thailand, Asia
  • Type: Miller, G. S. 1913 Dec 29. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 61 (21): 22.
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Type for Niviventer cremoriventer
Catalog Number: USNM 125021
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): W. Abbott
Year Collected: 1904
Locality: Billiton Island [= Pulau Belitung], Bukit Menguru, Sumatra, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung, Indonesia, Asia
  • Type: Miller, G. S. 1911 Feb 24. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 24: 27.
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Type for Niviventer cremoriventer
Catalog Number: USNM 141208
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): W. Abbott
Year Collected: 1905
Locality: Nias Island [= Pulau Nias], Mojeia River, Sumatra, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, Asia
  • Type: Miller, G. S. 1911 Feb 24. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 24: 26.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is frequently trapped in both the canopy and on the ground, showing no preference for either (Wells et al. 2004). It prefers primary forest habitats but it is relativley tolerant of disturbance and may be found in secondary wooded habitats. It is not found outside of forested areas.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Niviventer cremoriventer

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 12
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
A2c

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Ruedas, L., Aplin, K., Musser, G. & Lunde, D.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

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Justification
Listed as Vulnerable because of a population decline, estimated to be more than 30% over the last ten years, inferred shrinkage in distribution, and habitat destruction and degradation.
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Population

Population
It is generally a common species (Wells et al. 2004; Md Nor 2001).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The habitat of this species, especially in lowland areas, is being deforested for timber, firewood and conversion to agricultural land (such as oil palms).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is present in many protected areas throughout its range.
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Wikipedia

Dark-tailed tree rat

The dark-tailed tree rat (Niviventer cremoriventer) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, and Thailand.

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