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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Short-tailed gymnure

Binomial name: Hylomys suillus, Johannes Peter Müller, 1840

The short-tailed gymnure (Hylomys suillus) is a small erinaceomorph that is found in southeast Asia. This gymnure, which resembles a large mouse, grows to a length of 4-6 inches, and feeds on insects, worms and other small animals.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Erinaceomorpha
Family
Erinaceidae
Genus
Hylomys
Species
Hylomys suillus

Common names

  • English:
    • Lesser gymnure
    • Short-tailed gymnure

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Short-tailed gymnure distribution

Range Map

Range map of Hylomys suillus in Thailand