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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
IUCN Red List Status
Least Concern
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Distribution in Hong Kong
Found only in Mai Po and Hong Kong Wetland Park.
Global Distribution
Ryukyu Islands to Taiwan, Southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Introduced to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Bali.
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Photo Gallery
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More on Mammal in HK
Nowak,R.M. 1991. Walkers' Mammals of the World. 5th ed. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland
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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