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Set B5 - British Wild Life - card information

34. The Yellow-Necked Mouse
(Apodemus flavicollis wintoni)

34. The Yellow-Necked Mouse

In many parts of the west of England, in the midland and southern counties, we meet with a large and very beautiful long-tailed or wood mouse. To country folk it is known as the greyhound mouse and to scientists as Apodemus flavicollis wintoni, the yellow-necked mouse of de Winton. It owes its name to a fawn band across its chest. It was first recognised as a British species in Herefordshire, our form being slightly different from the yellow-necked mouse found on the Continent.