Mus Linnaeus 1758 (house mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Synonym: Leggada Gray 1837

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Murinae according to L. A. Ruedas and J. A. W. Kirsch 1997

See also Burney et al. 2008, Gray 1825, Illiger 1811, Linnaeus 1758 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Antemus, Leopoldamys, Leporillus, Maxomys, Melomys, Myomys, Niviventer, Otomyini, Potwarmus, Rattus, Sundamys

Subtaxa: Leggada tenella Mus alexandrinus Mus hipparionum Mus musculus

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Type: Mus musculus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), the Bahamas (1), China (2), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Ecuador (3), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (2), Israel (2), Madagascar (2), Morocco (6), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (1), Romania (1), South Africa (5), Tanzania (3), Vietnam (1), Zambia (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1), South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of Afghanistan (1), China (3), Ethiopia (2), India (4), Morocco (2), South Africa (3), Ukraine (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of China (4)

Total: 65 collections including 72 occurrences

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