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unidentified mouse Chester Zoo

Anyone know what this could be? My first thought was a Thallomys, but it does not have the black eye stripe. My seciond guess is an Arvicanthis.

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bongorob, 26 Aug 2007
    • bongorob
      Anyone know what this could be? My first thought was a Thallomys, but it does not have the black eye stripe.
      My seciond guess is an Arvicanthis.
    • Writhedhornbill
      I saw one of them in the okapi house. I have it on film somewhere.
    • zoogiraffe
      If its in the left hand tank it is a Kenyan Black Spiny Mouse,if its in the right hand tank its a type of Four-stripped Grass Mouse,sorry no latin names because as of yet Tim is not sure if either of them have been described scientifically yet but if not these will be their common name`s used by Chester Zoo
    • Writhedhornbill
      Thanks. I have film of both of them.
    • bongorob
      Thanks Zoogiraffe
    • robmv
      This is one of the Rhabdomys mice (four-striped) - originally thought to be Rhabdomys dilectus
    • bongorob
      Now I'm really confused. Is this a second species of Rhabdomys at Chester?
    • ZYBen
      if anyone would like to say for sure what species of mousethis is i will change the name of it on the picture.
    • Writhedhornbill
      Mesic four striped grass mouse is probably what it is.
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