white-tailed rat

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white-tailed rat:

see hamsterhamster,
Old World rodent, related to the voles, lemmings, and New World mice. There are many hamster species, classified in several genera. All are solitary, burrowing, nocturnal animals, with chunky bodies, short tails, soft, thick fur, and large external cheek pouches used
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Mystromys albicaudatus, the African white-tailed rat, as an experimental host for Leishmania donovani.
Experimental infection of Mystromys albicaudatus with Leishmania braziliensis: pathology.