Southern multimammate mouse
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Mastomys coucha
The Southern multimammate 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 southern multimammate mouseA young / baby of a southern multimammate mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A southern multimammate mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
CountriesAngola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Southern multimammate mouse habitatsArable Land, Artificial / Terrestrial, Dry savanna, Moist savanna, Rural Gardens, Savanna, Shrubland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland
Facts about the southern multimammate mouse
Mastomys coucha is omnivorous, with a diet comprising invertebrates, fruit and green plant material.
athymic (nu/nu) mice have increased susceptibility (Jacobson and Reed, 1974) Mastomys coucha is more susceptible than the BALB/c mouse (Higgins et al.
Mastomys coucha is endemic to the region, while M.
Mastomys coucha is more susceptible than the BALB/c mouse (Higgins et al.
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