Species of Thailand

Red spiny rat

Maxomys surifer, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr, 1900

The red spiny rat (Maxomys surifer) is a rodent species in the family Muridae that inhabits forests in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and on Java, Borneo and Sumatra islands. In China, it has been recorded only in Yunnan province.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Muridae
Genus
Maxomys
Species
Maxomys surifer

Common names

  • English:
    • Indomalayan maxomys
    • Red spiny rat
    • Yellow rajah rat

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Red spiny rat

Range Map

Distribution map of Red spiny rat, Maxomys surifer in Thailand
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
Range map of Maxomys surifer in Thailand