Edward's swamp rat

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Edward's swamp rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Malacomys
Species: M. edwardsi
Binomial name
Malacomys edwardsi
Rochebrune, 1885

Edward's swamp rat (Malacomys edwardsi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.


  • Boitani, L. 2004. Malacomys edwardsi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 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.