Island mouse

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Island mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Nesomys
Species: N. rufus
Binomial name
Nesomys rufus
Peters, 1870
Nesomys rufus range map.svg
Island mouse range

The island mouse (Nesomys rufus) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found only in Madagascar.


  • Baillie, J. 1996. Nesomys rufus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894-1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

it has long ears