Montane Shaggy Rat

The Montane Shaggy Rat (Dasymys montanus) is a species of rodent in the Muridae family. It is found in Uganda and possibly Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  • 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.
  • Taylor, P. & Boitani, L. 2004. Dasymys montanus 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.

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