African smoky mouse

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African smoky mouse
Temporal range: Recent
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Heimyscus
Species: H. fumosus
Binomial name
Heimyscus fumosus
Brosset, DuBost & Heim de Balsac, 1965

The African smoky mouse or smokey heimyscus (Heimyscus fumosus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Heimyscus. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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