Ethiopian striped mouse

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Ethiopian Striped Mouse
Temporal range: Recent
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Muriculus
Thomas, 1903
Species: M. imberbis
Binomial name
Muriculus imberbis
(Rüppell, 1842)

The Ethiopian Striped Mouse or Striped-back Mouse (Muriculus imberbis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is only found in Ethiopia. The mouse's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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