Report on the small terrestrial mammals of the Uut Murung Region, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

  • Michael Zrust The Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK
  • Dominic Rowland 2Orang-utan Tropical Peatland Project, Jalan Semeru No. 91, Bukit Hindu, Palangka Raya, Indonesia
  • Susan M. Cheyne Nocturnal Primate Research Group, School of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford , UK
  • Peter R. Houlihan Department of Biology, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville USA
  • Andrea Hoeing Georg-August-Universität, Conservation Biology/ WG on Endangered Species, 37075 Goettingen, Germany
  • Ardi M. Yunus Barito River Initiative for Nature Conservation and Communities (BRINCC), 11 The Avenue, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 9RJ, UK


The known distribution of small mammals in Borneo largely reflects surveying effort, which is concentrated in the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak as well as accessible low land Kalimantan. Here we present the findings of small mammal trapping surveys in two sites in a remote dipterocarp forest ecosystems in Murung Raya Regency, Central Kalimantan. To our knowledge, this is the first published account small mammal guild surveys in this region. Nine species of small mammals were found to be present over two study sites. The survey expands the confirmed distribution of the Grey Tree Rat (Lenothrix canus), constituting the second published record of the species in Central Kalimantan, and the first record of the species in northern Central Kalimantan. Also of note is the confirmed presence of the Chestnut-Bellied Spiny Rat (Maxomys ochraceiventer), a Data Deficient species thought to have a wide range yet captures are rare.

How to Cite
ZRUST, Michael et al. Report on the small terrestrial mammals of the Uut Murung Region, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Journal of Indonesian Natural History, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 31-37, july 2015. ISSN 2685-5437. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 apr. 2024.
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