Velvet climbing mouse

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Velvet climbing mouse
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Subfamily: Dendromurinae
Genus: Dendroprionomys
F. Petter, 1966
Species: D. rousseloti
Binomial name
Dendroprionomys rousseloti
F. Petter, 1966

The velvet climbing mouse (Dendroprionomys rousseloti) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is found only in Republic of the Congo.


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