Hairst moose

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Hairst moose
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Faimily: Muridae
Genus: Micromys
Species: M. minutus
Binomial name
Micromys minutus
Pallas, 1771
Hairst moose range

The hairst moose (Micromys) is a smaw mammal o the order rodentia hamelt tae Europe an Asie. It is a kyne o moose. It can be fand in fiels o cereal crops, lyke as wheat an aits, in rods or in ither siclyke heich come, lyke lang girse an hedgins. It haes moorit fur wae a whyte wame an a nakit tail nor gies it heise in spielin; heth it is the ainly European ainimal whilk hale yaises its tail as a lith. It is the smawest European rodent; an adult micht ainly wecht as 4 gram (0.14 oz). Hairst moose big bool-ests, sae lyke thon o birds, cannily wrocht frae girse an bun tae stems alaft.

Belangin tae the subfaimily Murinae, the genus isnae near sib tae ony ither murine genus[2] an haes twa yet leevin species. Micromys minutus, kent as the European hairst moose is the mair routh o the twa species o Micromys, the ither mair sucken is Micromys erythrotis bidin in Vietnam an Soothren China (an aiblins kintras they hae mairch wae).[3] Fossils o Micromys date back tae the Late Miocene an include at least 10 extinct species, formin twathry lineages.[4]

Description[eedit | eedit soorce]

The hairst moose ranges frae 55 tae 75 millimetre (2.2 tae 3.0 in) lang, an its tail frae 50 tae 75 millimetre (2.0 tae 3.0 in) lang; it wechts frae 4 tae 11 gram (0.14 tae 0.39 oz),[5][6] or aboot hauf the wecht o the hoose moose (Mus musculus). The een an lugs are lairge affaerin tae its lenth. It haes a smaw neb, wae cuttie, stibble wuskers, an a thick, saft fur.[7]

Geographie[eedit | eedit soorce]

M. minutus bides ootthro Europe an Northren Asie, rangin frae Northwast Spain throu the maist feck o Europe, athort Siberie tae Korea, north tae aboot 65 degree in Russia, sooth tae the northren edge o Mongolie. Thare are populations in Soothren China forby, thro the Yunnan aurie.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kryštufek, B.; Lunde, D.P.; Meinig, H.; Aplin, K.; Batsaikhan, N.; Henttonen, H. (2019). "Micromys minutus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (in Inglis). 2019: e.T13373A119151882.
  2. Musser & Carleton 2005, pp. 1383–1384.
  3. Abramov, Meschersky & Rozhnov 2009, p. 58.
  4. Musser & Carleton 2005, p. 1384.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 19 November 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2004.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "Arkive: Micromys minutus". Archived frae the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  7. Ivaldi, Francesca. "Micromys minutus". Retrieved 28 Mey 2009.
  8. Wilson & Reeder 2005.