Little Indian field mouse

The little Indian field mouse (Mus booduga) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Little Indian field mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species:
M. booduga
Binomial name
Mus booduga
(Gray, 1837)

DescriptionEdit

Head and body length is 7 cm. Tail is 6 cm. Upper parts a glossy light brown fading to grayish white or white on the ventral surface. There is often a light brown band or splotch across the chest. Large rounded ears set on the head. Muzzle rather pointed. Tail is dark above, and paler below. Upper incisors curve backwards.

In cultureEdit

This animal is known as වෙල් හීන් මීයා by Sinhalese people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aplin, K.; Molur, S.; Nameer, P.O. (2008). "Mus booduga". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T13953A4370310. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T13953A4370310.en.