Abyssinian grass rat

The Abyssinian grass rat (Arvicanthis abyssinicus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Ethiopia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, arable land, and pastureland.

Abyssinian grass rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Arvicanthis
A. abyssinicus
Binomial name
Arvicanthis abyssinicus
(Rüppell, 1842)


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