Se-tenant Blocks of 4 (25,000)
Luzon Furry-tailed Rat
Cordillera Striped Earth-Rat
Cordillera Forest Mouse
Miniature Sheets of 16 (6,250)
of 3 (6,000)
7p Northern Giant Cloud Rat
7p Lasser Dwarf Cloud Rat
20p Bushytailed Cloud Rat (Imperf)
With a se-tenant pair (perforated) and
(imperforate, but with simulated perfs)
Designer and Graphic Artist: Corazon T. Loza
Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak, Maria Josefa S. Veluz
Photos provided by the National Museum
courtesy of Dr. Lawrence R. Heaney, Director Corazon Alvina, Velizar
Simeonovski (artist) and Dr. Virgilio Palpal-latoc, Chief of Zoology
First Day Covers: Manila
RATS & MICE FOUND IN LUZON ISLAND
Rats are various medium-sized rodents
and have an average life span of 2 to 3 years. Domestic rats
differ from wild rats in many ways. They are calmer and less
likely to bite. They can tolerate greater crowding. They
are known to breed earlier.
Luzon Furry-tailed Rat
This rat is from the cloud rat group. It
feeds on fruits and leaves but unlike its closest relatives, it
lives mostly on the ground.
Cordillera Striped Earth-rat (Chrotomys
Found in the mountains of Luzon Island, and in
Mindoro and Sibuyan. This Species lives in the Central
Cordillera of Luzon. It feeds primarily on earthworms.
Useful in controlling earthworms that are damaging the famous Ifugao
Cordillera Forest Mouse (Apomys
datae). Rarely seen even though they are among the most
abundant native mammals in the natural forests of Luzon. They
feed on small animals (earthworms and insects, etc..) and seeds and
fruits. They rarely if ever live in agricultural areas nor
Cordillera Shrew-mouse (Archboldomys
kalinga). Active only during daytime, searching in dead
leaves in the forest for earthworms and other small prey
Northern Giant Cloud Rat (Phloeomys
Found in Luzon, Catanduanes and Marinduque.
They live primarily in treetops in the forest, feeding at night on
tender young leaves and shoots. Among the largest rodents in
Asia, weighing up to 2.6 kg.
Lesser Dwarf Cloud Rat (Carpomys
phaeurus). They live in treetops in mossy forest in the
Central Cordillera of Luzon, where they feed primarily on
seeds. Active at night and rarely seen.
Bushy-tailed Cloud Rat (Crateromys
schadenbergi). They live in the high mountains of the
Central Cordillera of Luzon. They feed mostly on tender young
leaves in the treetops in montane forest. Known for its long,
soft and beautiful fur.