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

The Kondana soft-furred rat (Millardia kondana) , also known as the Kondana rat or large metad, is a critically endangered species of rodent in the family Muridae.[1][2] 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.


  1. ^ a b c Pradhan, M.S.; Molur, S. & Nameer, P.O. (2008). "Millardia Kondana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.