Krebs's fat mouse

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Krebs's Fat Mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Steatomys
Species: S. krebsii
Binomial name
Steatomys krebsii
Peters, 1852

The Krebs's Fat Mouse (Steatomys krebsii) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. Its name honours Georg Ludwig Engelhard Krebs (1792-1844), a German natural history collector in South Africa.

References[edit]

  • Monadjem, A. & Schlitter, D. 2004. Steatomys krebsii. 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.