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Harrington's rat (Desmomys harringtoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Ethiopia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Harrington's rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Desmomys
D. harringtoni
Binomial name
Desmomys harringtoni
(Thomas, 1902)


  • Lavrenchenko, L. 2004. Desmomys harringtoni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.