Pencil-tailed tree mouse

Pencil-tailed tree mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Chiropodomys gliroides

 

The Pencil-tailed tree mouse is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the penciltailed tree mouse
A young / baby of a penciltailed tree mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A penciltailed tree mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Some facts about the
Pencil-tailed tree mouse

Adult weight : 0.029 kg (0.0638 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 4 years

Female maturity :101 days

Gestation : 20 days

Weaning : 24 days

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.01 kg (0.022 lbs)

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Facts about the pencil-tailed tree mouse

INTRODUCTION The Common Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse is the most widespread and best-known of the six species* of Tree Mouse.

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