|Walter Verheyen's mouse|
(Nicolas, Wendelen, Barriere, Dudu & Colyn, 2008)
The species was first described in 2008 and was named after Walter Verheyen, who was the first to study the genus Hylomyscus.
Hylomyscus walterverheyeni has soft, fine fur which is reddish brown on its back and whitish gray on its underside. Juveniles are blackish gray. The mean head-body length is 86 mm and the mean tail length is 129 mm. It weighs between 11 and 29 g (mean 18 g).
Their diet consists of insects, fruits, and seeds. The availability of food depends on the location and time of year.
- Missoup, A.D.; Nicolas, V.; Wendelen, W.; Bilong, C.F.B.; Cruaud, C.; Denys, C. (2009). "First record of Hylomyscus walterverheyeni (Rodentia: Muridae) on the north-western side of the Sanaga River (western Cameroon)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2044: 46–60. ISSN 1175-5326.
- Nicolas V., Wendelen; W., Barriere; P., Dudu, A. & Colyn, M. (2008). "Morphometric variation in Allen's wood mouse and H. stella (Rodentia: Muridae), and description of a new species". Journal of Mammalogy. 89 (1): 222–231. doi:10.1644/06-mamm-a-286.1.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)