Steppe mouse

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Mound-building mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. spicilegus
Binomial name
Mus spicilegus
Petényi, 1882

The steppe mouse or mound-building mouse (Mus spicilegus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.


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