Buffoon striped grass mouse

The Buffoon lemniscomys or Buffoon striped grass mouse (Lemniscomys macculus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, and possibly Rwanda. Its natural habitats are moist savannah and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.

Buffoon striped grass mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Lemniscomys
Species:
L. macculus
Binomial name
Lemniscomys macculus
(Thomas & Wroughton, 1910)

References

  • Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  • Van der Straeten, E., Lavrenchenko, L. & Rahman, E.A. 2004. Lemniscomys macculus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
Aethomys

Aethomys is a genus of rodent from Africa. They are commonly referred to as rock rats, bush rats or rock mice.

Archboldomys

Archboldomys, the shrew-mice, are a genus of rodents in the family Muridae. They are carnivores that feed on invertebrates much like shrews do. An apparently smaller relatives of the true shrew-rats Chrotomys and Rhynchomys, Archboldomys are somewhat convergent to the more distantly related Crunomys.The species are:

Mount Isarog shrew-mouse, Archboldomys luzonensis

Large Cordillera shrew-mouse, Archboldomys maximus

Arvicanthis

Arvicanthis is a genus of rodent from Africa. They are commonly referred to as unstriped grass mice, unstriped grass rats, and kusu rats.

Banahao shrew-rat

The Banahao shrew-rat (Rhynchomys banahao) is a species of rodent in the genus Rhynchomys. It was described in 2007.

Bocage's rock rat

Bocage's rock rat (Aethomys bocagei) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and moist savanna.

Desmomys

Desmomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae endemic to Ethiopia.

It contains the following species:

Genus Desmomys

Harrington's rat, D. harringtoni

Yalden's rat, D. yaldeni

Kaiser's rock rat

Kaiser's rock rat (Aethomys kaiseri) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae

found in Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Korean field mouse

The Korean field mouse (Apodemus peninsulae), also known as the Korean wood mouse, is a species of mouse. It is distributed across Northeastern Asia, including the Russian Far East, northern China, the Korean Peninsula, Sakhalin, and Hokkaidō. It is not found on the Korean island of Jeju. The adult has a body length of 76–125 mm, with a tail of nearly equal length (75–112 mm).

Mindanao montane forest mouse

The Mindanao montane forest mouse (Apomys insignis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

It is found only in the Philippines.

Mylomys

Mylomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae.

It contains the following species:

African groove-toothed rat (Mylomys dybowskii)

Ethiopian mylomys (Mylomys rex)

Neumann's grass rat

Neumann's grass rat (Arvicanthis neumanni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

It is found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and possibly Kenya.

Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Nyika rock rat

The Nyika rock rat (Aethomys nyikae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae

found in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, and Zambia.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forest.

Pelomys

Pelomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae endemic to Africa.

It contains the following species:

Bell groove-toothed swamp rat (Pelomys campanae)

Creek groove-toothed swamp rat (Pelomys fallax)

Hopkins's groove-toothed swamp rat (Pelomys hopkinsi)

Issel's groove-toothed swamp rat (Pelomys isseli)

Least groove-toothed swamp rat (Pelomys minor)

Small Japanese field mouse

The small Japanese field mouse (Apodemus argenteus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

It is found only in Japan.

Small Luzon forest mouse

The small Luzon forest mouse (Apomys microdon) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

It is found only in the Philippines.

Tapulao shrew-rat

Tapulao shrew-rat (Rhynchomys tapulao) is rodent in the subfamily Murinae. It was described in 2007.

Thomas's rock rat

Thomas's rock rat (Aethomys thomasi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae

found only in Angola.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Tokudaia

Tokudaia is a genus of murine rodent native to Japan. Known as Ryūkyū spiny rats or spinous country-rats, population groups exist on several non-contiguous islands. Despite differences in name and appearance, they are the closest living relatives of the Eurasian field mouse (Apodemus). Of the three species, both T. osimensis and T. tokunoshimensis have lost their Y chromosome and SRY gene; the sex chromosomes of T. muenninki, on the other hand, are abnormally large.Named species are:

Muennink's spiny rat, Tokudaia muenninki

Ryukyu spiny rat, Tokudaia osimensis

Tokunoshima spiny rat, Tokudaia tokunoshimensisAt least Tokudaia osimensis may be a cryptic species complex.

Ward's field mouse

Ward's field mouse (Apodemus pallipes) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.

It is found in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Nepal, and Pakistan.

Extant species of subfamily Murinae (Aethomys–Chrotomys)
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