Dendromus insignis

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Dendromus insignis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Dendromus
Species: D. insignis
Binomial name
Dendromus insignis
(Thomas, 1903)

Dendromus insignis (Montane African climbing mouse or remarkable climbing mouse) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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