Little Indian field mouse
|Little Indian field mouse|
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.
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.
This animal is known as වෙල් හීන් මීයා by Sinhalese people.
- Baillie, J. 1996. Mus booduga. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
- Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1390. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
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