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Nolthenius's long tailed climbing mouse

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rodentia
Genus  Vandeleuria
Higher classification  Vandeleuria
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Muridae
Scientific name  Vandeleuria nolthenii
Rank  Species
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Similar  Nilgiri long‑tailed tree mouse, Sand‑colored soft‑furred rat, Cutch rat, Blanford's rat, Asiatic long‑tailed climbing

Nolthenius's long-tailed climbing mouse (Vandeleuria nolthenii), also known as Sri Lanka highland tree mouse, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Sri Lanka. It is known as ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගස් මීයා in Sinhala.

Description

Head and body length is 8–9 cm. Tail is 12–13 cm. Dark reddish brown dorsally and darker in the back. Underparts gray. Dark brown face. Dark brown tail and ears. Long whiskers are black, short ones are silvery in color. Back fur long, soft, and dense.

References

Nolthenius's long-tailed climbing mouse Wikipedia


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