Nilgiri long-tailed tree mouse

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Nilgiri long-tailed tree mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Vandeleuria
Species: V. nilagirica
Binomial name
Vandeleuria nilagirica
Jerdon, 1867[1]
Vandeleuria nilagirica distribution.png

Nilgiri vandeleuria (Vandeleuria nilagirica) , also known as the Nilgiri long-tailed tree mouse[2][3] and the Indian long-tailed tree mouse,[4] is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[1] There has been some dispute as to whether this specimen is actually a subspecies of the Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse but current opinion seems to suggest that it is indeed a separate species.[5] It is found in India.[1][3][6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b c Molur, S. & Nameer, P. O. (2008). "Vandeleuria nilagirica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Animals and Plants Unique to India. Retrieved on 2012-12-28.
  3. ^ a b Sanjay Molur & Mewa Singh (2009). "Non-volant small mammals of the Western Ghats of Coorg District, southern India". Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1 (12): 589–608. doi:10.11609/jott.o2330.589-608.  PDF
  4. ^ Mammals of India – OSAI Environmental Organisation, Tamil Nadu, India. Retrieved on 2012-12-28.
  5. ^ 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. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  6. ^ Small Mammal Mail. Volume 1 Number 2 (Aug–Dec 2009)
  7. ^ "South Western Ghats montane rain forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. 
  8. ^ Don E. Wilson; DeeAnn M. Reeder (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. JHU Press. pp. 1517–. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. 

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