Barbour's rock mouse

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Barbour's rock mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Petromyscus
Species: P. barbouri
Binomial name
Petromyscus barbouri
Shortridge & Carter, 1938

Barbour's rock mouse (Petromyscus barbouri) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is found only in South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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