New Trip Report: Uganda

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    tomeslice 3 months ago

    Excellent report!
    I need to make it there soon 🙂

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    mikehoit 3 months ago

    My semi-educated-guess for the terrestrial rodent would be an Arvicanthis sp – from memory A. niloticus (African Grass Rat) is the regular one in Uganda.

    Not a clue for the arboreal one, but whatever it is I’d like to see one!

    cheers, Mike

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      Jon Hall 3 months ago

      Yes I thought Arvicanthis too from my first glance. That tree rat does look very nice!

  3. MattEP 3 months ago

    Im 90% sure the other one, in the tree, is the cricetomys emini – or in other words – The emins pouched rat. It has the clear distinction between the abdomen and the upper body. Also the “mask” is visible. Do you have any photos of the tail? The tip should be white and if so im 99% sure it is the emins pouched rat.

  4. Charles 3 months ago

    Hi Brett, how big was the rodent in the tree? Mouse sized, large rat sized? It looks too small to me to be a Cricetomys, which is a really large rodent, unless it happened to be a very young one.

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