Blanford's rat

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Blanford's rat
Temporal range: Recent
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Madromys
Sody, 1941
Species: M. blanfordi
Binomial name
Madromys blanfordi
(Thomas, 1881)

Blanford's rat (Madromys blanfordi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Madromys. Known as වලිග සුදු වන මීයා (meaning white-tailed wood rat) in Sinhala language. It is found in India and Sri Lanka.

Description[edit]

Head and body 14-15cm; tail is 19cm. Dorsum grayish brown, darker on back and lighter on the sides. White underparts. Feet are white in adults, brownish white in young. two thirds of the tail is brown from the base then covered with long dense white furs.

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