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water-rat, Hydromys chrysogaster

otol (inh -)
odol (inh -)
thaarran (minha -)
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Pakanh
The water-rat, Hydromys chrysogaster (family Muridae), is black or dark grey above and white or orange below. It is found mainly near permanent bodies of freshwater, occasionally at temporary waterholes.

Water-rat figures as the spouse of Moon in one traditional story.

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