Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Dendromurinae
Species : Steatomys pratensis
The Fat mouse is listed as Least Concern. 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 fat mouseA young / baby of a fat mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A fat mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
CountriesAngola, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Facts about the fat mouse
COHEN (voice-over): This fat mouse is proof because of one mutated gene, he eats too much and stores up more calories as fat.
So any fat mouse is Harriet.
Fat Mouse is a member of the following groups: (Full text)
There is an obvious explanation for this, but the "cloners" don't want to admit it: The fat mouse is not an exact genetic duplicate of the thin one. (Full text)
fat mouse is due to a novel peptide because the physiological changes of these mice do not resemble those produced by the known peptides. (Full text)
Abstract:Arthur, a fat mouse, is granted one Christmas wish from his fairy Godfather. (Full text)
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