East African Mole Rat


East African Mole Rat

Taxobox
name = East African Mole Rat


status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Rodentia
familia = Spalacidae
genus = "Tachyoryctes"
species = "T. splendens"
binomial = "Tachyoryctes splendens"
binomial_authority = (Rüppell, 1835)
synonyms =
The East African Mole Rat ("Tachyoryctes splendens") is a species of rodent in the Spalacidae family. It is found in Ethiopia and Somalia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes, dry savanna, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

References

*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.
* Schlitter, D. & Agwanda, B. 2004. [http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/21299/all Tachyoryctes splendens] . [http://www.iucnredlist.org 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. ] Downloaded on 30 July 2007.


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