Tree mouse


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(Zool.) any one of several species of African mice of the subfamily Dendromyinæ. They have long claws and habitually live in trees.

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Six of which are endemic to Palawan - the Palawan Stink Badger (Mydaus marchei), the Palawan Flying Squirrel (Hylopetes nigripes), the Palawan Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse (Chiropodomys calamianensis), the Palawan Spiny Rat (Maxomys panglima), the Palawan Tree Shrew (Tupaia palawanensis), and the Palawan Shrew (Crocidura palawanensis).
Notes on the life history of the Red Tree Mouse, Phenacomys longicaudus.
Despite widespread habitat destruction on the Philippine Island of Luzon, scientists have discovered a featherweight tree mouse there with an unexpected evolutionary past.