Mearns's pouched mouse

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Mearns's pouched mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Saccostomus
Species: S. mearnsi
Binomial name
Saccostomus mearnsi
Heller, 1910

Mearns's pouched mouse (Saccostomus mearnsi) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, hot deserts, and arable land.


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