Nikolaus's mouse

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Nikolaus's mouse
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Subfamily: Dendromurinae
Genus: Megadendromus
Dieterlan & Rupp, 1978
Species: M. nikolausi
Binomial name
Megadendromus nikolausi
Deiterlen & Rupp, 1978

Nikolaus's mouse (Megadendromus nikolausi) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is the only species in the genus Megadendromus. It is found only in Ethiopia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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