Kerala rat

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Kerala rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rattus
Species: R. ranjiniae
Binomial name
Rattus ranjiniae
Agrawal & Ghosal, 1969

The Kerala rat (Rattus ranjiniae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae found only in Kerala, India. In Kerala, it is known only from fragmented locations in Alleppey, Thrissur, and Tiruvananthapuram. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland and swamps.[1]


  1. ^ a b CBSG CAMP Workshop, India 2000. Rattus ranjiniae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived 2014-06-27 at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.

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