Delicate mouse

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Delicate mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. tenellus
Binomial name
Mus tenellus
(Thomas, 1903)
Not to be confused with the little native mouse (Pseudomys delicatulus) of Australia or the delicate salt flat mouse (Salinomys delicatus') of South America.

The delicate mouse (Mus tenellus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and possibly Eritrea. Its natural habitat is dry savanna.


  1. ^ Lavrenchenko, L. & Schlitter, D. (2008). "Mus tenellus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1410. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.