Desert pygmy mouse

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Desert pygmy mouse
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. indutus
Binomial name
Mus indutus
(Thomas, 1910)

The desert pygmy mouse (Mus indutus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.


The desert pygmy mouse is territorial, but it can be found singularly, in pairs or in groups. It is nocturnal. Its diet consists of grass and other seeds, as well as insects.


  1. ^ Monadjem, A. (2008). "Mus indutus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T13964A4372546. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T13964A4372546.en. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 

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