Subfamily Murinae (mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Parent taxon: Muridae according to S. J. Steppan et al. 2004

See also Lundelius and Turnbull 1999 and Ruedas and Kirsch 1997

Sister taxa: Aethomys, Afrocricetodontinae, Allorattus, Anthracomys, Apodemus, Arvicanthis, Bolomys, Castillomys, Castorina, Castromys, Centralomys, Chiropodomys, Colomys, Dasymys, Deomyinae, Echymina, Extrarius, Gerbillinae, Gerbua, Grammomys, Hapalomys, Huaxiamys, Huerzelerimys, Hydromina, Hyomys, Karnimata, Lemniscomys, Mastacomys, Mastomys, Micromys, Mikrotia, Murina, Myocricetodontinae, Myotomys, Nesokia, Occitanomys, Ochrotomys, Orientalomys, Papagomys, Paraethomys, Parapelomys, Parapodemus, Parotomys, Pelomys, Praomys, Proceromys, Progonomys, Rhabdomys, Rhagapodemus, Rhagomys, Saccostomus, Saidomys, Steatomys, Stephanomys, Tachyoryctoidinae, Thallomys, Thamnomys, Valerimys, Zelotomys

Subtaxa: Antemus Leopoldamys Leporillus Maxomys Melomys Mus Myomys Niviventer Otomyini Potwarmus Rattus Sundamys

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Type: Mus

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (25 collections), the Bahamas (1), Cayman Islands (1), China (9), Cook Islands (1), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Ecuador (4), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (2), Indonesia (1), Israel (5), Italy (1), Japan (1), Kenya (3), Madagascar (2), the Marshall Islands (4), Morocco (6), the Netherlands Antilles (1), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (7), Niue (7), Northern Mariana Islands (17), Panama (1), the Philippines (2), Reunion (1), Romania (1), Saint Helena (2), South Africa (5), Tanzania (3), Thailand (1), Vietnam (1), Zambia (4)

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

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

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Chad (1), China (4), Libya (2), Pakistan (9), Spain (2), Thailand (1)

Total: 167 collections including 249 occurrences

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