Northwestern fat mouse

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Northwestern fat mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Steatomys
Species: S. caurinus
Binomial name
Steatomys caurinus
Thomas, 1912

The northwestern fat mouse (Steatomys caurinus) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


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