Yalden's rat

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Yalden's rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Desmomys
Species: D. yaldeni
Binomial name
Desmomys yaldeni
Lavrenchenko, 2003

Yalden's rat (Desmomys yaldeni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae, found only in Ethiopia, where its natural habitat is the montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The rat got its name in honour of Derek Yalden, a zoologist.[1]


  1. ^ Yalden, D.W.; Albarella U. (2009). The History of British Birds. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-921751-9.