Kondana soft-furred rat

Kondana soft-furred rat

Kondana soft-furred rat, Kondana rat, Large metad

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Millardia kondana

The Kondana soft-furred rat (Millardia kondana ), also known as the Kondana rat or large metad, is an endangered species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is a nocturnal burrowing rat that is endemic to the Sinhgad plateau near Pune, Maharashtra, India. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and urban areas.Major threats are habitat loss, overgrazing of vegetation, and disturbance from tourism and recreational activities.

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1. Kondana soft-furred rat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kondana_soft-furred_rat
2. Kondana soft-furred rat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13524/22461651

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