Four-striped grass mouse

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Four-striped grass mouse
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Rhabdomys
Species: R. pumilio
Binomial name
Rhabdomys pumilio
(Sparrman, 1784)

R. bechuanae
R. dilectus

The four-striped grass mouse or four-striped grass rat (Rhabdomys pumilio) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[1]

It is found throughout the southern half of Africa up to 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) above sea level, extending as far north as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Its natural habitats are savannas, shrublands, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, hot deserts, arable land, rural gardens, and urban areas.


  1. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Coetzee, N.; van der Straeten, E. (2008). "Rhabdomys pumilio". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 

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