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Grey Climbing mouse

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ingwegirl
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Grey Climbing mouse

Unread postby ingwegirl » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:45 pm

Hi has anyone got a picture of a grey climbing mouse - dedromus melanotis? I have searched the web and there seem to be very few pictures of this mouse. I am desperately trying to identify a mouse I found and there just seems to be so little information available on mouse species in South Africa. I am pretty sure that the little chap I found is a grey climbing mouse but it would be good to confirm it. Thanks

vanalder
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Re: Grey Climbing mouse

Unread postby vanalder » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:14 am

It does seem to be a bit sparse for pics of your mouse.

Answers.com say the following:

OTHER COMMON NAMES

English: African climbing mouse, gerbil mouse, fat mouse, forest mouse.

Looking at pics of the African Climbing Mouse is as follows:

http://www.google.com/images?q=African+ ... en___US235

If not O.K., you could try the other commona names?

Good luck,

Daan

ingwegirl
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Re: Grey Climbing mouse

Unread postby ingwegirl » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:37 pm

Thanks for your help, still not sure but appreciate your effort. It would probably be easier if I posted a picture on the forum but really don't understand how I go about uploading and attaching a picture.

ingwegirl
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Re: Grey Climbing mouse

Unread postby ingwegirl » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:25 pm

Thanks, have opened an account and this is the little guy that I am trying to identify.
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ingwegirl
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Re: Grey Climbing mouse

Unread postby ingwegirl » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:28 pm

And another picture which shows his feet a bit better. He has a completely white underside. Image

ingwegirl
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Re: Grey Climbing mouse

Unread postby ingwegirl » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:40 pm

Still haven't identified this little guy. Would appreciate some help, search through all my books and wonder if its a multimmamate or an acacia rat. Does anyone have an idea?

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shellbat
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Re: Grey Climbing mouse

Unread postby shellbat » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:12 pm

According to Skinner & Chimimba ("Mammals of the southern African subregion", 2005), the grey climbing mouse is grey on the dorsal side (top side), with a dark stripe from the shoulders to the base of the tail. The ventral side (underside) is greyish-white.


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