Woodland Mouse

woodland mouse, muridae, photo © by Michael Plagens

Nocturnal in the understory of a seasonally dry woodland, Kerio Valley, Kenya. December 2014.

Muridae is the largest family of Mammals and there are many species that might be encountered in Kenya. Specific identification mostly requires a specimen; important identification characters include the teeth and tail morphologies. This species seems to have a very long narrow head which might help. Generally the larger species are called rats and the smaller mice.

Muridae -- Mouse Family

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Kenya Natural History

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