Creek groove-toothed swamp rat

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Creek groove-toothed swamp rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Pelomys
P. fallax
Binomial name
Pelomys fallax
(Peters, 1852)

The creek groove-toothed swamp rat (Pelomys fallax) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are moist savanna and pastureland.


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