Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from the island of Enggano, off the western coast of Sumatra (Musser and Carleton 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is probably formerly restricted to forested habitats.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Aplin, K. & Lunde, D.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known only from the holotype from Enggano island, and it has not been collected since 1920 and is very possibly extinct, but further survey work is required to confirm this.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
This species is known only from the holotype which was recorded in the 1920s (Musser and Carleton 2005).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threat to this species is habitat loss, since the habitat on Enggano has been nearly completely destroyed. It may have been affected by competition with introduced Rattus rattus.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known from any protected areas. This species is a top priority for survey work to determine whether it still survives on Enggano.
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Wikipedia

Sunburned rat

The Sunburned rat or Rattus adustus is a species of rat from Enggano Island in Indonesia. It is only known from the holotype and has not been recorded since its description in 1940.

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