Natal multimammate mouse
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Mastomys natalensis
The Natal multimammate mouse is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the Natal multimammate mouseA young / baby of a Natal multimammate mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Natal multimammate mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
CountriesAngola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, GuineaBissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Natal multimammate mouse habitatsArable Land, Artificial / Aquatic & Marine, Artificial / Aquatic - Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Artificial / Aquatic - Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land, Artificial / Terrestrial, Dry savanna, Forest, Moist savanna, Pastureland, Rural Gardens, Savanna, Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest, Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Shrubland and Urban Areas
Facts about the Natal multimammate mouse
Back to Top Mastomys natalensis is widely distributed in the whole of Africa and is a reservoir of important zoonoses including plague.
for Experimental Parasitology, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Mastomys natalensis is the
Mastomys natalensis is widely distributed in the whole of Africa and is a reservoir of important zoonoses including plague.
Praomys (Mastomys) natalensis is the most common rat in Africa and a pest that digs into houses, eating everything, just like rats and mice on other continents.
multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis is an important rodent pest in sub-Saharan Africa. (Full text)
prey composition analyses ofavian predator pellets The multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis is an (Full text)
Lassa fever is mostly on the rise as its main vector, the rodent Mastomys natalensis, is increasing in numbers due (indirectly) to an increase in poverty and scarcity of food. (Full text)
The African rodent, Mastomys natalensis, is distinguished from other mammals by its propensity toward CCK-BR-mediated growth even in the absence of hypergastrinemia. (Full text)
The multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis, is the most widespread and common rodent in Africa south of the Sahara. (Full text)More animals beginning with N