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Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Grammomys
Thomas, 1915

Grammomys aridulus
Grammomys brevirostris
Grammomys buntingi
Grammomys caniceps
Grammomys cometes
Grammomys dolichurus
Grammomys dryas
Grammomys gigas
Grammomys ibeanus
Grammomys kuru
Grammomys macmillani
Grammomys minnae
Grammomys poensis

Grammomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species:

  • Arid Thicket Rat (Grammomys aridulus)
  • Grammomys brevirostris
  • Bunting's Thicket Rat (Grammomys buntingi)
  • Gray-Headed Thicket Rat (Grammomys caniceps)
  • Mozambique Thicket Rat (Grammomys cometes)
  • Woodland Thicket Rat (Grammomys dolichurus)
  • Forest Thicket Rat (Grammomys dryas)
  • Giant Thicket Rat (Grammomys gigas)
  • Ruwenzori Thicket Rat (Grammomys ibeanus)
  • Eastern Rainforest Thicket Rat (Grammomys kuru)
  • Macmillan's Thicket Rat (Grammomys macmillani)
  • Ethiopian Thicket Rat (Grammomys minnae)
  • Shining Thicket Rat (Grammomys poensis)


  • 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.