Allen's wood mouse

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Allen's wood mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Hylomyscus
Species: H. alleni
Binomial name
Hylomyscus alleni
(Waterhouse, 1838)

Allen's hylomyscus or Allen's wood mouse (Hylomyscus alleni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Benin, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and possibly Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


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  • Schlitter, D., Van der Straeten, E. & Decher, J. 2004. Hylomyscus alleni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.