Thomas's Ethiopian brush-furred rat

Thomas's Ethiopian brush-furred rat

Thomas's Ethiopian brush-furred rat

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Lophuromys brunneus

Thomas's Ethiopian brush-furred rat (Lophuromys brunneus ), also called the brown brush-furred rat or the brown brush-furred mouse, is a species of brush-furred mouse from Southern Ethiopia.

Appearance

The holotype had a body 125 millimetres (4.9 in) long and a tail 80 millimetres (3.1 in) long. The body is a pale brown with a pale brown or clay-colored belly.

Distribution

Geography

L. brunneus is endemic to the highlands of Southern Ethiopia, from the Semien Mountains to Manno-Jimma. The type locality is around the Omo River.

References

1. Thomas's Ethiopian brush-furred rat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas's_Ethiopian_brush-furred_rat
2. Thomas's Ethiopian brush-furred rat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/47990318/22407469

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