Lowland brush mouse

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Lowland brush mouse
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Pogonomelomys
Species: P. bruijni
Binomial name
Pogonomelomys bruijni
(Peters & Doria, 1876)

The lowland brush mouse (Pogonomelomys bruijni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Indonesia on the island of Salawati and on the Vogelkop Peninsula in Papua Province, Indonesia.

Ecology[edit]

The lowland brush mouse is an arboreal rodent and lives in holes in trees.[1]

Status[edit]

The tropical humid forests in which this mouse lives are increasingly being cleared to make way for agriculture and this must be affecting the species. Previously classified as "critically endangered", the lowland brush mouse has been found to be more plentiful than was once thought and has been reclassified as "near threatened".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Helgen, K.; Singadan, R.; Wright, D.; Allison, A.; Aplin, K. (2008). "Pogonomelomys bruijnii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T17877A7608194. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T17877A7608194.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.