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Species of Thailand

Sheath-tailed mouse

Binomial name: Mus fragilicauda, Jean-Christophe Auffray et al., 2003

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

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Muridae
Genus
Mus
Species
Mus fragilicauda

Common names

  • English: Sheath-tailed mouse

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

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