Gotel Mountain soft-furred mouse

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Gotel Mountain soft-furred mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Praomys
Species: P. obscurus
Binomial name
Praomys obscurus
Hutterer & Dieterlen, 1992

Praomys hartwigi obscurus Hutterer & Dieterlen, 1992

The Gotel Mountain soft-furred mouse or Gotel Mountain praomys (Praomys obscurus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[1][2] It is endemic to the Gotel Mountains in southeastern Nigeria. It occurs in fern-grassland, montane forest, along streams in forest, gallery forest, and swamp forest, at elevations of 1,600–2,400 m (5,200–7,900 ft) above sea level. It is threatened by habitat loss (deforestation), presumably caused by logging and the conversion of land to agricultural and other uses.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kennerley, R. (2016). "Praomys obscurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T41211A22418016. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T41211A22418016.en. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
  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. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.