Short-tailed gymnure

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Short-tailed gymnure[1]
Hylomys suillus - Naturmuseum Senckenberg - DSC02077a.JPG
Hylomys suillus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Erinaceomorpha
Family: Erinaceidae
Genus: Hylomys
Species: H. suillus
Binomial name
Hylomys suillus
Müller, 1840
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Short-tailed gymnure range

The short-tailed gymnure (Hylomys suillus) is a small erinaceomorph that is found in southeast Asia. This gymnure, which resembles a large mouse, grows to a length of 4-6 inches, and feeds on insects, worms and other small animals.[3]


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 218. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). Hylomys suillus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 2006-05-12. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
  3. ^ Animal. Smithsonian Institution. 2005. 

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