Hoogstraal's striped grass mouse

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Hoogstraal's striped grass mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Lemniscomys
Species: L. hoogstraali
Binomial name
Lemniscomys hoogstraali
Dieterlen, 1991

Hoogstraal's lemniscomys or Hoogstraal's striped grass mouse (Lemniscomys hoogstraali) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is known only from the type specimen collected in 1961 at Paloich, north of Niayok, in former Upper Nile Province of eastern South Sudan.[1]

Its descriptive common name is based on its striped markings and its natural habitat in moist savanna. The specific epithet honors entomologist and parasitologist Dr. Harry Hoogstraal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ van der Straeten, E. & Abdel-Rahman, E.H. 2008. Lemniscomys hoogstraali. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. http://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 26 July 2013.