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Ethiopian Amphibious Rat
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Information
Common Name Ethiopian Water Mouse
Range Ethiopia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Muridae
Genus Nilopegamys
Species N. plumbeus
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Ethiopian amphibious rat or Ethiopian water mouse (Nilopegamys plumbeus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Nilopegamys. It is found only in Ethiopia. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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