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Rattus montanus (Nillu rat)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Nillu rat (Rattus montanus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found only in Sri Lanka where it is known as ශ්රී ලංකා නෙලූ මීයා in Sinhala.
View Wikipedia Record: Rattus montanus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Rattus montanus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
46
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.23
EDGE Score: 3.73

Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  30 %
Diet - Plants [1]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [1]  40 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %
Nocturnal [1]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Sri Lanka montane rain forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Central Highlands of Sri Lanka World Heritage Site 135938 Sri Lanka  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka Yes

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Stivalius phoberus[2]

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access