Sheath-tailed mouse

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Sheath-tailed mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. fragilicauda
Binomial name
Mus fragilicauda
Auffray et al. 2003

The sheath-tailed mouse (Mus fragilicauda) is a mouse found in two locations in central Thailand and in Laos.[1] They were discovered and documented in 2002. It is the only known Mus species to lose its tail integument when handled. It is sometimes found with the fawn-colored mouse.


  1. ^ "Mus fragilicauda". IUCN. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 

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