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Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse

Binomial name: Vandeleuria oleracea, Edward Turner Bennett, 1832

The Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse (Vandeleuria oleracea) is a species of rodent found in South and South-east Asia. It is known as ගස් මීයා by Sinhalese people.

Description

Head and body length is 7-9cm. Tail is 10-12cm. Reddish brown upperparts grading on the sides to light yellowish brown. Underparts are light brownish white. Long tail is dark, and slender with no tuft at tip. Largish hind feet with nails instead of claws on the outer toes, which are opposable.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Muridae
Genus
Vandeleuria
Species
Vandeleuria oleracea

Common names

  • English:
    • Asiatic long-tailed climbing mouse
    • Indomalayan vandeleuria

Synonyms

  • Vandeleuria badius, Edward Blyth (1859)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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