Gundis (family: Ctenodactylidae) are a group of small, stocky rodents found in Africa. Gundis were first noticed by western naturalists in 1774 and were given the name “˜Gundi mice’. According to DNA research, the Gundi is considered a descendant of the Laotian Rock Rat.

There are 4 subspecies of Gundi recognized. They are:

  • Val’s Gundi (Ctenodactylus vali)
  • Felou Gundi (Felovia vae)
  • Mzab Gundi (Massoutiera mzabi)
  • Speke’s Pectinator (Pectinator spekei)