African wading rat

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African wading rat
Temporal range: Pleistocene to recent
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Colomys
Thomas & Wroughton, 1907
Species: C. goslingi
Binomial name
Colomys goslingi
Thomas & Wroughton, 1907

The African wading rat or African water rat (Colomys goslingi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Colomys. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, rivers, and intermittent rivers.