Arid thicket rat

Arid thicket rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Grammomys
G. aridulus
Binomial name
Grammomys aridulus

Thomas & Hinton, 1923

The arid thicket rat (Grammomys aridulus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Sudan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. This species is currently listed on the "Nearly Threatened" list in its ranking of endangerment. Offspring of this species are commonly referred to as "kittens" or "pups". The female is referred to as a "doe", while the male is referred to as a "buck". These creatures commonly roam in groups, called a "horde", "pack", or "storm".

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Dieterlen, F.; Taylor, P.J. & Boitani, L. (2008). "Grammomys aridulus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T9450A12986238. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T9450A12986238.en.

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