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The large white-bellied rat (Niviventer excelsior), also known as the Sichuan niviventer, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in southwestern China. It occurs in Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve of Sichuan, southwestern Sichuan, northwestern Yunnan, and the Ailao Mountains of Yunnan.

Large white-bellied rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Niviventer
N. excelsior
Binomial name
Niviventer excelsior
(Thomas, 1911)


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