Mus (genus)

Mus
Temporal range: Late Miocene–Recent
House mouse (Mus musculus)
House mouse (Mus musculus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Muridae
Subfamily:Murinae
Genus:Mus
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Mus musculus[1][2]
Linnaeus, 1758
Subgenera

The genus Mus refers to a specific genus of muroid rodents, all typically called mice (the adjective "muroid" comes from the word "Muroidea", which is a large superfamily of rodents, including mice, rats, voles, hamsters, gerbils, and many other relatives). However, the term mouse can also be applied to species outside of this genus.

Subgenera, species, and subspecies

Mouse of the subgenus Mus.

The following is a list of Mus subgenera, species, and subspecies:[3]