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Large Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse

Chiropodomys major

Description:

The Large Pencil-tailed Tree Mouse - Chiropodomys major is a small size mouse with a very long tail. Saw this guy climbing up the small tree during a night walk, it stopped for a few minutes allowing me to get close to within a feet to take this picture. They are endemic to the island of Borneo.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest.


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4 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 hours ago

A Tree Mouse - wonderful ! Good you got to see it Albert.

AshleyT
AshleyT a day ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a week ago

Thanks, @Daniele.
Have seen them before but never been able to take decent pictures of them as they always scurry away, but this time, this one freeze for a few minutes allowing me to get close :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a week ago

Fascinating little critter! The tail is amazing. First on Project Noah.

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 4.41, Long: 117.93

Spotted on Feb 10, 2018
Submitted on Feb 10, 2018

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