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The Nyika rock rat (Aethomys nyikae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae[2] found in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forest.

Nyika rock rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Aethomys
A. nyikae
Binomial name
Aethomys nyikae
(Thomas, 1897)


  1. ^ Boitani, L. (2008). "Aethomys nyikae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  2. ^ 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. 1257. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.