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- 1996Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
Ceylon spiny mouse
Head and body length 9-11cm. Tail 6-7cm. Reddish gray above, with gray flat spines (each with 11mm in length) and the reddish hue from the intermixed fine fur. Underparts pure white with lots of long black hairs overlying. Whitish to grayish underparts, sometimes with a reddish brown tinge. Ears dark and relatively large. Snout pointed. Tail scaly, dark purple in color, and longer than body length. Incisors are orange in color.
- Baillie, J. 1996. Mus fernandoni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
- Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
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