West African shaggy rat

West African shaggy rat

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Dasymys rufulus

The West African shaggy rat is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland and swamps. It is a common species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern".

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References

1. West African shaggy rat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_African_shaggy_rat
2. West African shaggy rat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/6272/115080814

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