Ryukyu mouse

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Ryukyu mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. caroli
Binomial name
Mus caroli
Bonhote, 1902

The Ryukyu mouse (Mus caroli) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


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