Himalayan field mouse

Himalayan field mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Apodemus gurkha


The Himalayan field 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 Himalayan field mouse
A young / baby of a Himalayan field mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Himalayan field mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the Himalayan field mouse

Himalayan Field Mouse or Apodemus gurkha is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

One rodent species (Apodemus gurkha ) is endemic to Nepal. (Full text)

Whereas the squirrels are near-endemic species that are shared with neighboring ecoregions, Apodemus gurkha is a strict endemic that has been recorded only from this ecoregion (Corbet and Hill 1992). (Full text)

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