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Southern giant pouched rat

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Superfamily  Muroidea
Scientific name  Cricetomys ansorgei
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Rodentia
Family  Nesomyidae
Rank  Species
Similar  Emin's pouched rat, Nesomyidae, Delany's mouse, Chestnut climbing mouse, Gray climbing mouse

The southern giant pouched rat (Cricetomys ansorgei) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is widely distributed in mainly tropical regions of southern Africa, notably Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


A large number of synonyms have been noted for this species. They include:

  • Cricetomys adventor Thomas and Wroughton, 1907
  • Cricetomys cosensi Hinton, 1919
  • Cricetomys cunctator Thomas and Wroughton, 1908
  • Cricetomys elgonis Thomas, 1910
  • Cricetomys enguvi Heller, 1912
  • Cricetomys haagneri Roberts, 1926
  • Cricetomys kenyensis Osgood, 1910
  • Cricetomys luteus Dollman, 1911
  • Cricetomys microtis Lönnberg, 1917
  • Cricetomys osgoodi Heller, 1912
  • Cricetomys raineyi Heller, 1912
  • Cricetomys selindensis Roberts, 1946
  • Cricetomys vaughanjonesi St. Leger, 1937
  • Cricetomys viator Thomas, 1904
  • References

    Southern giant pouched rat Wikipedia