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African Marsh Rat
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Information
Common Name Common Dasymys
Range Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Dasymys
Species D. incomtus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The African marsh rat or Common dasymys (Dasymys incomtus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are moist savanna, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and swamps.

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