Lesser hamster-rat

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Lesser hamster-rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Beamys
Species: B. hindei
Binomial name
Beamys hindei
Thomas, 1909

The lesser hamster-rat or long-tailed pouched rat (Beamys hindei) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  • Howell, K. & Oguge, N. 2004. Beamys hindei. 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.