Nyika Rock Rat

Nyika Rock Rat
Nyika Rock Rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Aethomys
Species: A. nyikae
Binomial name
Aethomys nyikae
(Thomas, 1897)

The Nyika Rock Rat (Aethomys nyikae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.


  1. ^ Boitani, L. (2008). Aethomys nyikae. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 8 February 2009.
  2. ^ Musser, Guy G.; Carleton, Michael D. (16 November 2005). "Superfamily Muroidea (pp. 894-1531)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=13001195.