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