Mystery mouse

Here’s a little mouse hand-caught in Lake Abiata-Shala Nat’l Park, Ethiopia, on 1 March 2009. All that time I thought I knew the species, but now I have doubts. It was an adult male with very soft fir; the habitat was dry savanna at the flat bottom of Rift Valley.
Any opinions?
Vladimir Dinets

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3 Comments on “Mystery mouse”

  1. vdinets Says:

    I mean fur, not fir, sorry.

  2. Charles Foley Says:

    How long was the tail? If shorter than the body I would say Steatomys, but the animal looks very small, so perhaps a Mus (minutoides maybe).

    Charles


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