Mus (genus)

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Temporal range: Late Miocene–Recent
House mouse (Mus musculus)
House mouse (Mus musculus)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Mus
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Mus musculus[1][2]
Linnaeus, 1758

The genus  Mus refers to a specific genus of muroid rodents, all typically called mice. However, the term mouse can also be applied to species outside of this genus.

Subgenera, species, and subspecies[edit]

Field mouse of the subgenus Mus.

The following is a list of Mus subgenera, species, and subspecies:[3]


  1. ^ Hemming, Francis, ed. (1958) [1910]. "Opinion 16. The Status of Prebinomial Specific Names (Published Prior to 1758) Under Art. 30d". Opinions and Declarations Rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 1 (B): 37.
  2. ^ Oldfield, Thomas (1911). "The Mammals of the Tenth Edition of Linnæus; an Attempt to fix the Types of the Genera and the exact Bases and Localities of the Species". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1911 (1): 146. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1911.tb06995.x.
  3. ^ "Mus (mouse, genus)". NCBI taxonomy. Bethesda, MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 9 February 2018.