Southern multimammate mouse

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Southern Multimammate Mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mastomys
Species: M. coucha
Binomial name
Mastomys coucha
(Smith, 1834)

The Southern Multimammate Mouse (Mastomys coucha) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, arable land, and rural gardens.


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