Rudd's African mole-rat

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Rudd's mole-rat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Spalacidae
Genus: Tachyoryctes
Species: T. ruddi
Binomial name
Tachyoryctes ruddi
Thomas, 1909[1]

The Rudd's mole-rat (Tachyoryctes ruddi) is a species of rodents in the family Spalacidae. It is found in Kenya and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, arable land, pastureland, plantations, and heavily degraded former forest.

Some taxonomic authorities consider it to be conspecific with the East African mole-rat.


  1. ^ Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.