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Mammalia > Rodentia > Muridae > Vandeleuria

Vandeleuria nilagirica Jerdon, 1867 – Nilgiri Long-tailed Mouse

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This is an endemic species restricted to small localities in extreme southern Western Ghats of Karnataka and Kerala. There is nothing much known about this species. It is semi-arboreal that makes nests using dry grassblades.

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to IUCN Red List assessment, population of this species is fragmented and decreasing. There are no estimates of its population available except its presence/absence reports. Threat to its population mainly come from habitat loss and fragmentation due to logging and agriculture; and trapping.
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Mammalia > Rodentia > Muridae > Vandeleuria


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2020. Vandeleuria nilagirica Jerdon, 1867 – Nilgiri Long-tailed Mouse. Ramachandran, V., A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
http://www.mammalsofindia.org/sp/504/Vandeleuria-nilagirica
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