Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse

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Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Zelotomys
Species: Z. hildegardeae
Binomial name
Zelotomys hildegardeae
(Thomas, 1902)
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Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse or Hildegarde's zelotomys (Zelotomys hildegardeae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, swamps, plantations, and rural gardens.


  • Coetzee, N. & Van der Straeten, E. 2004. Zelotomys hildegardeae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.