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Mouse Identification

Post by David George » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:26 am

I am not sure what mouse it is.I took it near my house in chennai,tamil nadu,India.I took the photo in the night.It seems thay call this mouse in tamil as moonch eli [moonch=face, eli=mouse].It would be kind if anybody could help in in Identifying the mouse.
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Post by supernova^ » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:06 am

Are you sure that this is a mouse?It looks more like Crocidura canariensis(Order Insectivora)

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Post by David George » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:33 am

I donot think it is Crocidura canariensis asthe Canary shrew is found only in the canary Islands and I am in India Looking at an evolutionary point of view they must be quite different.I am also quite sure that it is a mouse mainly because of its tail.Anyway thank you very much for helping.
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Post by supernova^ » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:32 pm

Maybe I am wrong,but look at this picture http://www.nekanet.net/Naturaleza/espec ... a/F339.jpg
I think they look quite the same and I think what you've found i definitely some kind of shrew

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Post by David George » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:56 am

You are right that it is a shrew sorry for my wrong information.But I still don't think it is the Canary Shrew may be a relative or convergent evoluion.Thanks Again Supernova.
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