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Asiatic long tailed climbing mouse

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rodentia
Subfamily  Murinae
Scientific name  Vandeleuria oleracea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Muridae
Genus  Vandeleuria
Higher classification  Vandeleuria
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Similar  Vandeleuria, Nilgiri long‑tailed tree mouse, Mammal, Red climbing mouse, Rodent

The Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse (Vandeleuria oleracea) is a species of rodent found in South and Southeast Asia. It is known as ගස් මීයා by Sinhalese people.

Description

Head and body length is 7-9cm. Tail is 10-12cm. Reddish brown upperparts grading on the sides to light yellowish brown. Underparts are light brownish white. Long tail is dark, and slender with no tuft at tip. Largish hind feet with nails instead of claws on the outer toes, which are opposable.

References

Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse Wikipedia


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