Dalton's mouse

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Dalton's mouse
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Praomys
Species: P. daltoni
Binomial name
Praomys daltoni
(Thomas, 1892)

Myomys daltoni (Thomas, 1892)

Dalton's Mouse or Dalton's Praomys (Praomys daltoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Togo. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, rocky areas, and urban areas.


  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Van der Straeten, E. & Decher, J. 2004. Praomys daltoni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.