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Blanford's rat

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rodentia
Subfamily  Murinae
Scientific name  Madromys blanfordi
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Muridae
Genus  Madromys Sody, 1941
Higher classification  Madromys
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Similar  Millardia, Hapalomys, Cutch rat, Mammal, Rodent

Blanford's rat (Madromys blanfordi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Madromys. Known as වලිග සුදු වන මීයා (meaning white-tailed wood rat) in Sinhala language. It is found throughout India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh (in Satkhira District).

Description

Head and body 14-15cm; tail is 19cm. Dorsum grayish brown, darker on back and lighter on the sides. White underparts. Feet are white in adults, brownish white in young. two thirds of the tail is brown from the base then covered with long dense white furs..

References

Blanford's rat Wikipedia