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The African smoky mouse or smokey heimyscus (Heimyscus fumosus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Heimyscus.

African smoky mouse
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Heimyscus
Misonne, 1969
H. fumosus
Binomial name
Heimyscus fumosus
(Brosset, DuBost & Heim de Balsac, 1965)

It is native to Central Africa, where it occurs in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. It is a habitat specialist, living only in primary lowland forest.[1] It is threatened by deforestation.[1]


  1. ^ a b Granjon, L. 2008. Heimyscus fumosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 11 April 2015.


  • Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1329–1330. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.