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Actual Scientific name : French name English name
Acomys spinosissimus   Spiny Mouse 
Aethomys kaiseri   Kaiser's Rock Rat 
Aethomys nyikae   Nyika Rock Rat 
Arvicanthis niloticus Rat du Nil  African Grass Rat 
Dasymys incomtus   African Marsh Rat 
Gerbilliscus boehmi   Boehm's Gerbil 
Gerbilliscus leucogaster   Bushveld Gerbil 
Gerbilliscus validus   Savanna Gerbil 
Grammomys dolichurus   Woodland Thicket rat 
Lemniscomys griselda   Griselda's Striped Grass Mouse 
Lemniscomys striatus Souris rayée  Typical Striped Grass Mouse 
Lophuromys flavopunctatus   Yellow-spotted brush-furred Rat 
Malacomys longipes   Big-eared Swamp Rat 
Mastomys natalensis Rat du Natal   
Mus callewaerti   Callewaert's Mouse 
Mus minutoides Souris naine d'Afrique   
Mus musculoides   Temminck's Mouse 
Mus sorella   Thomas's Pygmy Mouse 
Mus triton   Gray-bellied Pygmy Mouse 
Mylomys dybowskii   African Groove-toothed Rat 
Oenomys hypoxanthus Rat à Museau Roux  Rufous-nosed Rat 
Otomys angoniensis   Angoni vlei Rat 
Pelomys campanae   Bell Groove-toothed swamp rat 
Pelomys fallax   Creek Groove-toothed Swamp rat 
Pelomys minor   Least Groove-toothed Swamp Rat 
Praomys jacksoni   Jackson's Soft-furred Mouse 
Rattus rattus frugivorus   Corn Rat, House rat 
Rattus rattus kijabius   House Rat 
Rhabdomys pumilio   Four-striped Grass Mouse 

Warning :

This database was established according to official pieces of work and with the help of famous scientists. However, there might be some errors.

The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

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