Help needed for this little critter at Lake Manyara, Tanzania!
I filmed this mouse species while walking in a dry mud area with sparse short grasses several hundred meters from the shore of Lake Manyara in northern Tanzania.
Does anyone have a clue what it might be? Hope so!
Pieter de Groot Boersma
How small is small? http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=190942
Is his head-body lenght 3 or 7 cm long? Its tail is nearly 1/3 longer as its head-body length. Its tail colour matches my footage, the tail in my footage is slightly longer as the head-body length. My gerbil was definetely bigger then 3 cm head-body lenght.
Looking at Tatera robusta: http://www.planet-mammiferes.org/drupal/en/node/40?indice2=Photos%2FRongeur%2FMyomo%2FGerbil%2FTateRob1.jpg
How long is this species? Its tail is slightly longer as its head-body length. Which is also in my video. The tail colour seems to be black, so the colour doesn’t match my footage.
I’m an amateur with these critters so correct me if I’m using the wrong identification technique!
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Do you remember approximately how long the body and the tail were in cm?