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Giant White-tailed Rat , Giant Naked-tailed Rat
Uromys caudimaculatus
Mammal Family :"Rodents"
Description :Common. Body 33cm ; Tail 345mm[ hairless, last 10cm white] ; Weight 640g ; Fur grey to brown above. Nocturnal. Active climber. Eats fruits, nuts, fungi, insects, small reptiles,birds eggs and crabs. Nest in tree hollows and under logs. Litter size 2 to 3.
Typical Habitat :Rainforest, closed woodland, melaleuca forest, swamps and mangroves. Know predators are the Lesser Sooty Owl, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Rufous Owl, Dingo and feral Cat.
Distribution :Cape York to Mt. Elliot.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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