Big-eared swamp rat

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Big-eared swamp rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Malacomys
Species: M. longipes
Binomial name
Malacomys longipes
Milne-Edwards, 1877

The big-eared swamp rat (Malacomys longipes) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


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