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Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Hylomyscus
Thomas, 1926
Type species
Epimys aeta
Thomas, 1911
17 Species

Hylomyscus aeta
Hylomyscus alleni
Hylomyscus anselli
Hylomyscus arcimontensis
Hylomyscus baeri
Hylomyscus carillus
Hylomyscus denniae
Hylomyscus endorobae
Hylomyscus grandis
Hylomyscus heinrichorum
Hylomyscus kerbispeterhansi
Hylomyscus pamfi
Hylomyscus parvus
Hylomyscus simus
Hylomyscus stella
Hylomyscus vulcanorum
Hylomyscus walterverheyeni

Hylomyscus is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae endemic to Africa.

It contains seventeen species divided in six species groups:[1][2][3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Carleton, M.D.; Stanley, W.T. (2005). "Review of the Hylomyscus denniae complex (Rodentia: Muridae) in Tanzania, with a description of a new species". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 118 (3): 619–646. doi:10.2988/0006-324x(2005)118[619:rothdc]2.0.co;2. 
  3. ^ Carleton, M.D.; Kerbis Peterhans, J.C.; Stanley, W.T. (2006). "Review of the Hylomyscus denniae group (Rodentia: Muridae) in eastern Africa, with comments on the generic allocation of Epimys endorobae Heller". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 119 (2): 293–325. doi:10.2988/0006-324x(2006)119[293:rothdg]2.0.co;2. 
  4. ^ Nicolas, V.; Wendelen, W.; Barriere, P.; Dudu, A.; Colyn, M. (2008). "Morphometric variation in Hylomyscus alleni and H. stella (Rodentia: Muridae), and description of a new species". Journal of Mammalogy. 89: 222–231. doi:10.1644/06-mamm-a-286.1. 
  5. ^ Nicolas, V.; Olayemi, A.; Wendelen, W.; Colyn, M. (2010). "Mitochondrial DNA and morphometrical identification of a new species of Hylomyscus (Rodentia: Muridae) from West Africa". Zootaxa. 2579: 30–44. 
  6. ^ Demos, T.C.; Agwanda, B.; Hickerson, M.J. (2014). "Integrative taxonomy within the Hylomyscus denniae complex (Rodentia: Muridae) and a new species from Kenya". Journal of Mammalogy. 95 (1): E1–E15. doi:10.1644/13-mamm-a-268.