Rock-loving mouse

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Rock-loving mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. saxicola
Binomial name
Mus saxicola
Elliot, 1839
  • Leggada cindrella Wroughton, 1912
  • Leggada platythrix subsp. sadhu Wroughton, 1911
  • Leggadilla gurkha Thomas, 1914
  • Mus platythrix subsp. gurkha (Thomas, 1914)
  • Mus platythrix ssp. ramnadensis (Bentham, 1908)
  • Mus platythrix subsp. sadhu (Wroughton, 1911)
  • Mus ramnadensis Bentham, 1908
  • Mus spinulosus Blyth, 1854

The rock-loving mouse (Mus saxicola), also known as the brown spiny mouse, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Molur, S.; Nameer, P.O. (2008). "Mus saxicola". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T13979A4377160. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T13979A4377160.en. Retrieved 7 August 2016.