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Webbs tufted-tailed rat at night in Masoala, Madagascar One of our most interesting finds on our 2nd night in Masoala NP. Unfortunately, the actual tuft isn&#039;t on the photo. <br />
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It looks like I stumbled upon another category of Madagascar wildlife that is hardly described online. During identification, these two were the prime candidates:<br />
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Webb&#039;s tufted-tailed rat: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/54876436@N08/8435634942" rel="nofollow">https://www.flickr.com/photos/54876436@N08/8435634942</a><br />
Ellerman&#039;s tufted-tailed rat: <a href="http://www.planet-mammiferes.org/Photos/Rongeur/Myomo/AutMurid/EliuGra1.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://www.planet-mammiferes.org/Photos/Rongeur/Myomo/AutMurid/EliuGra1.jpg</a> Africa,Eliurus webbi,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Masoala,Spring,Webbs tufted-tailed rat,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Webbs tufted-tailed rat at night in Masoala, Madagascar

One of our most interesting finds on our 2nd night in Masoala NP. Unfortunately, the actual tuft isn't on the photo.

It looks like I stumbled upon another category of Madagascar wildlife that is hardly described online. During identification, these two were the prime candidates:

Webb's tufted-tailed rat: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54876436@N08/8435634942
Ellerman's tufted-tailed rat: http://www.planet-mammiferes.org/Photos/Rongeur/Myomo/AutMurid/EliuGra1.jpg

    comments (4)

  1. great find, I am truly impressed how you manage to find ANYTHING in the trees at night, let alone a rare species.
    I have tried more than once since John said there must be tree frogs to find one, I have never seen anything but insects or I have woken up the birds :)
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. Well, to be fair our guide found this one :) Posted 6 years ago
  2. so cute! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 6 years ago

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Webb's tufted-tailed rat is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found only in Madagascar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Dec 19, 2015. Captured Oct 3, 2015 19:23 in Maroantsetra, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1400
  • 400mm