African marsh rat

African marsh rat

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Superfamily
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Dasymys incomtus
WEIGHT
118-171 g
LENGTH
153-175 mm

The African marsh rat or common dasymys is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, South 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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No

Nocturnal

He

Herbivore

Fo

Folivore

Gr

Graminivore

Fo

Fossorial

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Po

Polygynandry

Po

Polygamy

No

Not a migrant

A

starts with

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
29 days
BABY CARRYING
2.9

References

1. African marsh rat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_marsh_rat
2. African marsh rat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/6269/115080446

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