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Greater Hamster-rat
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Information
Common Name Greater Long-tailed Pouched Rat and Long-tailed Pouched Rat
Range Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Nesomyidae
Genus Beamys
Species Beamys major
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Greater hamster-rat greater long-tailed pouched rat, or long-tailed pouched rat (Beamys major), is a species of nesomyid in the Nesomyidae family. It is found in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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