Platacanthomyidae - Malabar spiny dormouse
There are two species in this family. They are found in China, Vietnam, and India.
The Malabar spiny dormouse is found in old growth rainforests in southwestern India. It is nine inches in length. Four of those inches is its tail! It has soft brownish-gray fur and long pointed ears, It is nocturnal and spends most of its time in the trees. It lives in small family groups in tree cavities. It eats fruits and nuts.
The Chinese pygmy dormouse is found in China and Vietnam. It is also known as the sort-furred tree mouse. Its body is 2.5-3.5 inches in length and its tail is 4-5 inches long. It is dark gray on its uppersides and light gray on its undersides. Its long tail gray tail has a brushy white tip.
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