Shining Thicket Rat ( ) is a species of Grammomys poensis rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. The species is more commonly referred to as , but Musser and Carleton (2005) noted that G. rutilans Mus rutilans Peters, 1876 is a junior homonym of Mus rutilans Olfers, 1818, which refers to the South American . Oxymycterus rutilans
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