Mahomet mouse

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Mahomet mouse
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. mahomet
Binomial name
Mus mahomet
Rhoads, 1896

The Mahomet mouse (Mus mahomet) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It was described by Samuel N. Rhoads in 1896, who named it for Sheikh Mahomet, Ethiopia, where it was collected by A. Donaldson Smith.[2]


  1. ^ Lavrenchenko, L. (2008). "Mus mahomet". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T13967A4373274. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T13967A4373274.en. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Rhoads, Samuel N. (1896). "Mammals collected by Dr. A. Donaldson Smith during his expedition to Lake Rudolf, Africa". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia: 532.