Family: Muridae (rats and mice)

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

Subfamily: Deomyinae

 
 

Acomys spinosissimus (Spiny mouse)

 
 

Acomys subspinosus (Cape spiny mouse)

 

Subfamily: Murinae

 
 

Pelomys fallax (Creek groove-toothed rat)

 
 

Lemniscomys rosalia (Single-striped grass mouse)

 

Rhabdomys pumilio (Four-striped grass mouse)

 

Zelotomys woosnami (Woosnam's desert mouse)

 
 

Dasymys incomtus (African marsh rat)

 
 

Dasymys capensis (Cape marsh rat)

 
 

Dasymys sp. A (Shortridge's marsh rat)

 
 

Dasymys sp. B (Robert's marsh rat)

 
 

Dasymys rufulus (West African marsh rat)

 
 

Grammomys cometes (Mozambique thicket rat)

 
 

Grammomys dolichurus (Woodland thicket rat)

 

Grammomys macmillani (Macmillan's thicket rat)

 
 

Mus indutus (Desert pygmy mouse)

 
 

Mus setzeri (Setzer's pygmy mouse)

 
 

Mus triton (Grey-bellied pygmy mouse)

 
 

Mus neavei (Neave's pygmy mouse)

 
 

Mus minutoides (Pygmy mouse)

 

Mus orangiae (Free State pygmy mouse)

 
 

Uranomys ruddi (Rudd's mouse)

 
 

Mastomys natalensis (Natal multimammate mouse)

 
 

Mastomys coucha (Southern multimammate mouse)

 
 

Mastomys shortridgei (Shortridge's  mouse)

 
 

Myomyscus verreauxii (Verreaux's mouse)

 

Thallomys paedulcus (Acacia  rat)

 
 

Thallomys nigricauda (Black-tailed tree rat)

 

Aethomys silindensis (Selinda rat)

 
 

Aethomys chrysophilus (Red veld rat)

 
 

Aethomys ineptus  (Tete veld rat) 

 
 

Micaelamys namaquensis (Namaqua rock mouse)

 

Micaelamys granti (Grant's rock mouse)

 

Tribe: Otomyini

 
 

Parotomys brantsii (Brants' whistling rat)

 

Parotomys littledalei (Littledale's whistling rat)

 
 

Otomys laminatus (Laminate vlei rat)

 
 

Otomys angoniensis  (Angoni vlei rat)

 
 

Otomys saundersiae (Saunders' vlei rat)

 
 

Otomys irroratus (Vlei rat)

 

Otomys sloggetti (Sloggett's vlei rat)

 

Otomys unisulcatus (Bush vlei rat)

Subfamily: Gerbillinae

 
 

Desmidillus auricularis (Cape short-tailed gerbil)

 

Gerbillurus paeba (Hairy-footed gerbil)

 

Gerbillurus tytonis (Dune hairy-footed gerbil)

 

Gerbillurus vallinus (Brush-tailed gerbil,)

 
 

Gerbillurus setzeri (Setzer's hairy-footed gerbil)

 

Tatera afra (Cape gerbil)

 
 

Tatera leucogaster (Bushveld gerbil)

 
 

Tatera brantsii  (High veld gerbil)

 
 

Tatera inclusa (Gorongosa gerbil)

 

Subfamily: Mystromyinae

 
 

Mystromys albicaudatus (White-tailed mouse)

 

Subfamily: Cricetomyinae

 
 

Cricetomys gambianus (Gambian giant rat)

 
 

Saccostomus campestris (Pouched mouse)

 

Subfamily: Dendromurinae

 
 

Malacothrix typica (Gerbil mouse)

 
 

Dendromus nyikae (Nyika climbing mouse)

 
 

Dendromus melanotis (Grey climbing mouse)

 
 

Dendromus mesomelas (Brants' climbing mouse)

 
 

Dendromus mystacalis (Chestnut climbing mouse)

 
 

Steatomys pratensis (Fat mouse)

 
 

Steatomys parvus (Tiny fat mouse)

 
 

Steatomys krebsii (Krebs's fat mouse)

 

Subfamily: Petromyscinae

 
 

Petromyscus monticularis (Brukkaros pygmy rock mouse)

 
 

Petromyscus collinus (Pygmy rock mouse)

 
 

Petromyscus barbouri (Barbour's rock mouse)

 
 

Petromyscus shortridgei (Shortridge's rock mouse)

 

 


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