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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Large bamboo rat

Binomial name: Rhizomys sumatrensis, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1821

The large bamboo rat (Rhizomys sumatrensis) is a species of rodents in the Spalacidae family found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Their typical diet includes bamboo roots, but they will also feed on cultivated tapioca and sugarcane.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Spalacidae
Genus
Rhizomys
Species
Rhizomys sumatrensis

Common names

  • English:
    • Indomalayan bamboo rat
    • Large bamboo rat

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Large bamboo rat
Large bamboo rat distribution

Range Map

Range map of Rhizomys sumatrensis in Thailand