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Matthey's mouse (Mus mattheyi)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Subgenus: Nannomys
Peters, 1876

19, see text

Nannomys is a subgenus of the rodent genus Mus, the mice. They are known as the African pygmy mice.[1] These species are native to sub-Saharan Africa, where they can be found in many types of habitat.[1] There are 19 species.[2]

Species include:[3]


  1. ^ a b Veyrunes, F., et al. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of the African pygmy mice, subgenus Nannomys (Rodentia, Murinae, Mus): implications for chromosomal evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 36(2), 358-369.
  2. ^ Veyrunes, F., et al. (2006). Phylogenomics of the genus Mus (Rodentia; Muridae): extensive genome repatterning is not restricted to the house mouse. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 273(1604), 2925-2934.
  3. ^ Mus (Nannomys) Peters, 1876. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)