Creek Groove-Toothed Swamp Rat

Creek Groove-Toothed Swamp Rat
Creek Groove-toothed Swamp Rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Pelomys
Species: P. fallax
Binomial name
Pelomys fallax
(Peters, 1852)

The Creek Groove-toothed Swamp Rat (Pelomys fallax) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are moist savanna and pastureland.


  • Dieterlen, F. 2004. Pelomys fallax. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.