Krebs's fat mouse

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Krebs's fat mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Steatomys
Species: S. krebsii
Binomial name
Steatomys krebsii
Peters, 1852

The Krebs's fat mouse (Steatomys krebsii) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. Its name honours Georg Ludwig Engelhard Krebs (1792–1844), a German natural history collector in South Africa.


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