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The montane shaggy rat (Dasymys montanus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Uganda and possibly Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and swampland.[2] It is threatened by habitat loss. In terms of appearance it is of moderate size compared to others in its genus Dasymys, with dark grey long, fine, hair. It has a fairly short tail compared to its size (roughly 70% of its body's size).[2]

Montane shaggy rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Dasymys
D. montanus
Binomial name
Dasymys montanus
Thomas, 1906


  1. ^ Taylor, P. & Boitani, L. 2004. Dasymys montanus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Mammals of Africa, Volumes 1-6 Kingdon, J et al. 2013. Retrieved: 16/05/18.

Additional ReferencesEdit

  • 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. p. 1317. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.