Tiny fat mouse

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Tiny fat mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Steatomys
Species: S. parvus
Binomial name
Steatomys parvus
Rhoads, 1896

The tiny fat mouse (Steatomys parvus) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.


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