Skip to content

Long-tailed big-footed mouse

Macrotarsomys ingens


The little-known long-tailed big-footed mouse (Macrotarsomys ingens) is one of only three species in its genus, and one of the few rodents native to Madagascar.

The species is threatened by the loss of its habitat and predation by feral cats and dogs.

  • Order: Rodentia
  • Family: Nesomyidae
  • Trend: decreasing
  • Size: 15 cm
  • Weight: 60 g

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 10 (?)
ED Score: 21.6 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct


Northwest Madagascar

Habitat and Ecology

Nocturnal species that is highly arboreal but during daytime sleeps in a burrow.