Little wood mouse

Little wood mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Hylomyscus parvus


The Lesser hylomyscus, little wood 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 little wood mouse
A young / baby of a little wood mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A little wood mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Little wood mouse habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland

Facts about the little wood mouse

A reasonably easy way of identification is the House Mouse is an unattractive grey while the pretty little Wood mouse is a reddish colour and behaves like a clockwork toy - and has large round ears that look too big for it's body. (Full text)

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