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.


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.


  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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