|Southeastern xanthurus rat|
Tate and Archbold, 1935
This species is known only from the southeastern peninsula of Sulawesi, where it has been found at 300 and 1,500 m (980 and 4,920 ft) altitude. Only three specimens of this poorly understood species are known; the last were collected in 1932 at the mountain Tanke Salokko. The IUCN Red List therefore lists the species as Data Deficient.
Although R. salocco is usually considered a subspecies or synonym of Rattus xanthurus, R. salocco was recognized as a separate species more closely related to R. marmosurus in the 2005 third edition of Mammal Species of the World.
- Musser, G.; Lunde, D.; Aplin, K. (2008). "Rattus salocco". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version IUCN3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
- Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0.