Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from the Malaysian Peninsula, Singapore, east Sumatra, Padang and Rupat (Musser and Newcomb 1983; Musser and Carleton 2005).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Rattus annandalei
Catalog Number: USNM 143447
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: 1906
Locality: Pulo [= Pulau] Rupat, Sumatra, Riau, Indonesia, Asia
  • Type: Lyon, M. W. 1908 Sep 14. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 34: 646.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It has been collected from lowland secondary forest, and in rubber estates whenever traps were set low in trees. Several specimens were also taken on the ground (Muul and Lim 1971). These same authors noted that none were taken in deep primary forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

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 Least Concern as although it is probably undergoing decline due to the conversion of forested habitat to agricultural lands in parts of its range, it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to warrant listing in a higher category of threat.

History
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/least concern
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
Muul and Lim (1971) collected large numbers in Selangor (Malaysia).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
In the Sumatran part of the range, the major threat is likely to be loss of forest cover, with conversion of land to agriculture. Malaysian populations are probably more stable.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is present in several protected areas across its range.
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Wikipedia

Annandale's rat

Annandale's Rat (Rattus annandalei) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

References[edit]

http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/mammals/annandales-rat.htm Go here to see pictures and read more info on the Annandale's Rat


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