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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Red spiny rat

Binomial name: Maxomys surifer, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr, 1900

The Red Spiny Rat (Maxomys surifer) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

It is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.

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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)

Range map of Maxomys surifer in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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