Watts's spiny rat

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Watts's spiny rat
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Maxomys
Species:M. wattsi
Binomial name
Maxomys wattsi
Musser, 1991

Watts's spiny rat (Maxomys wattsi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Indonesia.

Rodent Diverse order of mammals

Rodents are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws. About 40% of all mammal species are rodents ; they are found in vast numbers on all continents except Antarctica. They are the most diversified mammalian order and live in a variety of terrestrial habitats, including human-made environments.

Muridae family of mammals

The Muridae, or murids, are the largest family of rodents and of mammals, containing over 700 species found naturally throughout Eurasia, Africa, and Australia.

Indonesia Republic in Southeast Asia

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population.

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References

  1. Clayton, E. (2016). "Maxomys wattsi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 2016: e.T12906A115108361. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T12906A22455568.en . Retrieved 8 November 2017.

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Don Ellis Wilson is an American zoologist. His main research field is the mammalogy, especially the group of bats which he studied in 65 countries around the world.

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