Servant mouse

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Servant mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Mus
Species: M. famulus
Binomial name
Mus famulus
Bonhote, 1898

The servant mouse (Mus famulus) or Bonhote's mouse, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in the Western Ghats of South India, where it is restricted to the locations of Eravikulam National Park, Avalanche, Kalapatti, and Coonoor.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Pradhan, M.S.; Molur, S.; Nameer, P.O. (2008). "Mus famulus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T13960A4371794. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T13960A4371794.en. Retrieved 7 August 2016.