Little Indian field mouse

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Little Indian field mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Subgenus: Mus
Species: M. booduga
Binomial name
Mus booduga
(Gray, 1837)

The little Indian field mouse (Mus booduga) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. A single member of the species has also been sighted in the South End of Boston, MA.

Description[edit]

Head and body length is 7cm. Tail is 6cm. Upperparts a glossy light brown fading to grayish white or white on the ventral surface. There is often a light brown band or splotch across the chest. Large rounded ears set on the head. Muzzle rather pointed. Tail is dark above, and paler below. Upper incisors curve backwards.

In culture[edit]

This animal is known as වෙල් හීන් මීයා by Sinhalese people.

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