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The long-tailed mountain rat is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is endemic to Borneo and found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Recorded at elevations of 940–3,360 m above sea level, it is a poorly known species but presumably common, assumed to inhabit forests and scrubland.

Long-tailed mountain rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Niviventer
Species: N. rapit
Binomial name
Niviventer rapit

The long-tailed mountain rat (Niviventer rapit) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is endemic to Borneo and found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Recorded at elevations of 940–3,360 m (3,080–11,020 ft) above sea level, it is a poorly known species but presumably common, assumed to inhabit forests and scrubland.

Niviventer rapit

A rare rodent from mid-mountain forest. It can be easily ID from other rats because of its hairy-tipped tail.

Long-Tailed Mountain rat (Niviventer rapit) juvenile

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