Sheath-tailed mouse

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Sheath-tailed mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. fragilicauda
Binomial name
Mus fragilicauda
Auffray et al. 2003

The sheath-tailed mouse (Mus fragilicauda) is a mouse found in two locations in central Thailand and in Laos.[1] They were discovered and documented in 2002. It is the only known Mus species to lose its tail integument when handled. It is sometimes found with the fawn-colored mouse.

Range[edit]

In Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand, Mus fragilicauda has been recorded in Ban Nong Sanga and Tumbon. It has also been recorded in Loei, Thailand and in Lamam, Sekong Province, Laos.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kennerley, R. (2016). "Mus fragilicauda". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136280A22406533. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 

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