Fox's shaggy rat (Dasymys foxi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Nigeria. Its natural habitats are moist savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swampland, and plantations . It is threatened by habitat loss.

Fox's shaggy rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Dasymys
D. foxi
Binomial name
Dasymys foxi
Thomas, 1912


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