Deroo's mouse

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Deroo's mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Praomys
Species: P. derooi
Binomial name
Praomys derooi
(Van der Straeten & Verheyen, 1978)
  • Myomys derooi Van der Straeten & Verheyen, 1978

Deroo's mouse or Deroo's praomys (Praomys derooi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and urban areas.


  • 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. 1446. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  • Van der Straeten, E. & Decher, J. 2004. Praomys derooi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.