Verhagen’s brush-furred rat

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Verhagen’s brush-furred rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Lophuromys
L. verhageni
Binomial name
Lophuromys verhageni
Verheyen, Hulselmans, Dierckx & Verheyen, 2002

Verhagen's brush-furred rat (Lophuromys verhageni) is a rodent belonging to the genus Lophuromys. It is found between 2600 and 3050 m on Mount Meru in Tanzania. The species is named after Ronald Verhegen for his contributions to the ecology of small mammals of Tanzania.[1]

It has a fairly large overall size. It has a large but slender skull with weak supraorbital ridges, and a short tail.[2] The species was split from the species L. flavopunctatus in 2002[3]


  1. ^ Verheyen W.; Hulselmans J.; Dierckx T.; Verheyen E. (2002). "The Lophuromys flavopunctatus Thomas 1888 s.l. species complex: A craniometric study with the description and genetic characterization of two new species (Rodentia - Muridae - Africa)". Bulletin de l'Institut royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique. 72: 142–182.
  2. ^ Musser, GG & Carleton, MD (2005). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference . 3rd ed. The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0.
  3. ^ Duff, Andrew & Lawson, Ann (2004). Mammals of the World: A Checklist. Yale University Press. p. 215. ISBN 9780300103984.

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