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Temporal range: Early Pliocene to Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Neotominae
Tribe: Baiomyini
Genus: Baiomys
True, 1894

Baiomys musculus
Baiomys taylori

Baiomys is the genus of New World pygmy mice. Together with Scotinomys, it forms the tribe Baiomyini. It currently contains two extant species:


  • Amman, B R., R. D. Bradley. 2003. Molecular evolution in Baiomys (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae): Evidence for a genetic subdivision in B. musculus. Journal of Mammalogy 85:162-166.
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System [1]. Accessed 3 April 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894-1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.