Kondana soft-furred rat

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Kondana Soft-Furred Rat
Kondana rat.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Millardia
Species: M. kondana
Binomial name
Millardia kondana
Mishra & Dhanda, 1975

Kondana Rat, Large Metad

The Kondana Soft-furred Rat (Millardia kondana) is a critically endangered species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in the Singharh plateau of Maharashtra, India.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and urban areas. Major threats are habitat loss, overgrazing of vegetation,and disturbance from tourism.


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