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Temporal range: Early Pliocene–Recent
Arvicanthis niloticus.jpg
African grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Arvicanthis
Lesson, 1842

Arvicanthis abyssinicus
Arvicanthis ansorgei
Arvicanthis blicki
Arvicanthis nairobae
Arvicanthis neumanni
Arvicanthis niloticus
Arvicanthis rufinus

Arvicanthis is a genus of rodent from Africa. They are commonly referred to as unstriped grass mice, unstriped grass rats, and kusu rats.


Genus Arvicanthis - unstriped grass mice


  • 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.