Target rat

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Target rat
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Stochomys
Thomas, 1926
Species: S. longicaudatus
Binomial name
Stochomys longicaudatus
(Tullberg, 1893)

The target rat (Stochomys longicaudatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Stochomys. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.