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The Tawitawi forest rat or Tawitawi Island rat (Rattus tawitawiensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines.

Tawitawi forest rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
R. tawitawiensis
Binomial name
Rattus tawitawiensis
Musser & Heaney, 1985


  1. ^ Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. (2016). "Rattus tawitawiensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T19319A115145911. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T19319A22444649.en. Retrieved 14 December 2017.