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Mus caroli
Ryukyu Mouse
 
Animal Group: Mammal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Description: A cute tiny mouse; the pelage is brownish grey to brown above, and white to creamy white below; the head is small with large ears; projecting upper incisors are tan or brownish; the long tail is longer than or equal to the head-to-body length, dark above and pale below; foot pads are small and oval in shape.
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Conservation Status
AFCD Assessment
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Rare
IUCN Red List Status
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Least Concern
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Distribution
Distribution in Hong Kong
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Found only in Mai Po and Hong Kong Wetland Park.
Global Distribution
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Ryukyu Islands to Taiwan, Southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Introduced to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Bali.
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References
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More on Mammal in HK
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Nowak,R.M. 1991. Walkers' Mammals of the World. 5th ed. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland
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Shek, C. T. 2006. A field guide to the terrestrial mammals of Hong Kong. Friends of the Country Parks and Cosmos Book Ltd
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