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White-tailed rats, Brachytarsomys albicauda, can be found in eastern Madagascar from Marojejy (northeast) to Andringitra Massif (southeast). This is a long narrow strip of land stretching from north to south which has patches of rainforest. This is considered only the extent of their potential range, due to the rarity of human encounters with these rats. They have been confirmed at various locations in this range but not everywhere in it.
Biogeographic Regions: ethiopian (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: island endemic