Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse
Asiatic Long-tailed Climbing Mouse Vandeleuria oleracea by Dr. Raju Kasambe DSCN0383 (10).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Vandeleuria
V. oleracea
Binomial name
Vandeleuria oleracea
(Bennett, 1832)[2]

Vandeleuria badius (Blyth, 1859)
Vandeleuria domecolus (Hodgson, 1841)
Vandeleuria dumeticola (Hodgson, 1845)
Vandeleuria marica (Thomas, 1915)
Vandeleuria modesta (Thomas, 1914)
Vandeleuria povensis (Hodgson, 1845)
Vandeleuria rubida (Thomas, 1914)
Vandeleuria sibylla (Thomas, 1914)
Vandeleuria scandens (Osgood, 1932)
Vandeleuria spadicea (Ryley, 1914)
Vandeleuria wroughtoni (Ryley, 1914)[3]

The Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse (Vandeleuria oleracea) is a species of rodent found in South and Southeast Asia.[2] It is known as ගස් මීයා by Sinhalese people.


Head and body length is 7–9 cm. Tail is 10–12 cm. Reddish brown upperparts grading on the sides to light yellowish brown. Underparts are light brownish white. Long tail is dark, and slender with no tuft at tip. Largish hind feet with nails instead of claws on the outer toes, which are opposable.


  1. ^ Aplin, K. & Molur, S. (2017). "Vandeleuria oleracea". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22845A22430846. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T22845A22430846.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Molur, S., Nameer, P.O., Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. (2008). Vandeleuria oleracea. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.
  3. ^ Vandeleuria oleracea. Mammal Species of the World. Retrieved on 2012-12-28.

Further reading[edit]