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Muridae

(Family)

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Muridae is a member of the Superfamily Muroidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Muridae:

The Family Muridae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Abditomys

The Luzon Broad-toothed Rat (Abditomys latidens) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. [more]

Abelmoschomys

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Abeomelomys

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Abrawayaomys

Ruschi's Rat (erroneously Rushi's Rat), Abrawayaomys ruschii, is a rodent species found in Argentina and Brazil. Some cranial features suggest it may be an archaic relative of the Thomas's Parmo mouse (Thomasomys). The upper parts are greyish yellow with a darker head and yellowish-white underparts. Fine hairs are mixed with flattened and grooved spines that are most numerous on the back. [more]

Abrothrix

Abrothrix is a genus of rodent in the tribe Abrotrichini of family Cricetidae. It contains the following living species: [more]

Acomys

The term spiny mouse refers to any species of rodent within the genus Acomys. Similar in appearance to mice of the genus Mus, spiny mice are small mammals with bare, scaled tails. However, their coats are endowed with unusually stiff guard hairs that function similarly to the spines of a hedgehog; this trait is the source of the common name, spiny mouse. [more]

Adelomyarion

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Aepeomys

Aepeomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. [more]

Aethomys

Aethomys is a genus of rodent from Africa. They are commonly referred to as rock rats, bush rats or rock mice. [more]

Akodon

Akodon is a genus consisting of South American grass mice. They mostly occur south of the Amazon Basin and along the Andes north to Venezuela, but are absent from much of the basin itself, the far south of the continent, and the lowlands west of the Andes. Akodon is one of the most species-rich genera of Neotropical rodents. Species of Akodon are known to inhabit a variety of habitats from tropical and tropical moist forests to altiplano and desert. [more]

Allocricetulus

Allocricetulus is a genus of hamsters in the family Cricetidae, which are found in Asia. [more]

Allophaiomys

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Alticola

Alticola is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. [more]

Ammodillus

The Ammodile, Walo or Somali gerbil (Ammodillus imbellis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Ammodillus. It is found in Ethiopia and Somalia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Amphinectomys

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Andinomys

The Andean Mouse (Andinomys edax) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Andinomys. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. [more]

Anisomys

The Squirrel-toothed Rat, New Guinea Giant Rat, Powerful-toothed Rat, Uneven-toothed Rat, or Narrow-toothed Giant Rat (Anisomys imitator), is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Anisomys. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. [more]

Anomalomys

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Anonymomys

The Mindoro Climbing Rat or Mindoro Rat (Anonymomys mindorensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in the Philippines. It is the only species in the genus Anonymomys. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Antemus

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Apodemus

Apodemus is the genus of Muridae (true mice and rats) which contains the Eurasian field mice. Related to the Ryukyu spiny rats (Tokudaia) and the prehistoric ? and far more distantly to Mus and Malacomys ?, it includes the following species: [more]

Apomys

Apomys is a genus of rodent endemic to the Philippines. Mice belonging to this genus are generally called Philippine forest mice and can be found on most islands of the Philippines except in Palawan, the Sulu Archipelago, and the Batanes and Babuyan group of islands. [more]

Arborimus

The genus Arborimus is a group of voles found in western North America. The genus name means "tree mouse" in Latin. [more]

Archboldomys

Archboldomys, the shrew-mice, are a genus of rodents in the family Muridae. They are carnivores that feed on invertebrates much like shrews do. A apparently smaller relatives of the true shrew-rats Chrotomys and Rhynchomys, Archboldomys are somewhat convergent to the more distantly related Crunomys. [more]

Argyromys

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Arvicanthis

Arvicanthis is a genus of rodent from Africa. They are commonly referred to as unstriped grass mice, unstriped grass rats, and kusu rats [more]

Arvicanthus

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Arvicola

The water voles are large voles in the genus Arvicola. They are found in both aquatic and dry habitat through Europe and much of northern Asia. A water vole found in Western North America was historically considered a member of this genus, but has been shown to be more closely related to members of the genus Microtus (Conroy and Cook, 2000; Musser and Carleton, 2005). [more]

Atavocricetodon

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Atopomys

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Auliscomys

Auliscomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Baiomys

Baiomys is the genus of New World pygmy mice. Together with Scotinomys, it forms the tribe Baiomyini. It currently contains two extant species: [more]

Baiyankamys

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Bandicota

Bandicota is a genus of rodent from Asia. They are known as the bandicoot rats. [more]

Baranomys

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Batomys

Batomys is a genus of rodent from the Philippines. [more]

Beamys

Beamys is a genus of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Bensonomys

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Berylmys

The White-toothed rats, genus Berylmys, are a group of Old World rats from Asia. [more]

Bibimys

Bibimys is a genus of new world rats. Commonly known as the crimson-nosed rats, there are three species: [more]

Blancomys

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Blanfordimys

Blanfordimys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Blarinomys

Blarinomys breviceps, also known as the Brazilian Shrew-mouse or the Blarinine Akodont, is a rodent in the tribe Akodontini from the Atlantic Forest of eastern and southeastern Brazil. It is the only species in the genus Blarinomys. [more]

Bolomys

Necromys is a genus of South American sigmodontine rodents allied to Akodon. This genus has also been known as Cabreramys or more recently Bolomys. N. urichi has recently been transferred from Akodon. [more]

Boltimys

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Brachiones

Przewalski's Gerbil (Brachiones przewalskii) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Brachiones. It is found only in China. [more]

Brachyrhizomys

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Brachytarsomys

Brachytarsomys is a genus of in the Nesomyidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Brachyuromys

Brachyuromys is a genus of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Bullimus

Bullimus is a genus of rodent from the Philippines, as first catalogued by Mearns, in 1905. [more]

Bunomys

Bunomys is a genus of rodent from Sulawesi and p>

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Byzantinia

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Calomys

Calomys is a genus of , also called Vesper mice. The genus is widely distributed in South America. [more]

Calomyscus

Mouse-like hamsters are a group of small rodents found in Syria, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. They are found in rocky outcrops and semi-mountainous area in desert regions. [more]

Canariomys

Canariomys is an extinct genus of rodents (Old World rats and mice) that once existed on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, part of the Canary Islands, Spain. These giant rats could reach a weight of about 1 kg. [more]

Cannomys

The Lesser Bamboo Rat (Cannomys badius) is a species of rodent in the Spalacidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Cannomys.[] It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Thailand. [more]

Cansumys

The Gansu Hamster (Cansumys canus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, endemic to China. It is the only species in the genus Cansumys. [more]

Carpomys

Carpomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Castillomys

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Celaenomys

The genus Chrotomys contain a unique group of rodents found only in the Philippines, specifically the islands of Luzon, Mindoro, and Sibuyan. Instead of being predominantly herbivorous or omnivorous like other murines, these rats feed predominantly on invertebrates although they do eat some vegetable matter. This vermivory is probably the result of a rat-like animal moving into an ecological niche usually filled by shrews. Shrews and other insectivores are absent on these Philippine islands. [more]

Chardinomys

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Chelemys

Chelemys is a genus of South American rodents in the tribe Abrotrichini of family Cricetidae. Three species?Chelemys delfini, Chelemys macronyx, and Chelemys megalonyx?are known, all found in central and southern Chile and Argentina. [more]

Chibchanomys

Chibchanomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Chilomys

The Colombian Forest Mouse (Chilomys instans) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Chilomys. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. [more]

Chinchillula

The Altiplano Chinchilla Mouse or Achallo (Chinchillula sahamae) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Chinchillula. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. [more]

Chionomys

Chionomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Chiromyscus

Fea's Tree Rat (Chiromyscus chiropus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. [more]

Chiropodomys

Chiropodomys (or pencil-tailed tree mice) is a genus of Old World rats and mice native to Southeast Asia and Indonesia. They are tree-dwelling, very small mice, mostly found in tropical rainforest. In total six extant species have been identified, but only one of these, Chiropodomys gliroides, is common and widely distributed, and has been extensively studied. [more]

Chiruromys

Chiruromys is a genus of Old World mouse that is restricted to New Guinea and the nearby islands of Goodenough, Fergusson, and Normanby. [more]

Chroeomys

Abrothrix is a genus of in the Cricetidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Chrotomys

The genus Chrotomys contain a unique group of rodents found only in the Philippines, specifically the islands of Luzon, Mindoro, and Sibuyan. Instead of being predominantly herbivorous or omnivorous like other murines, these rats feed predominantly on invertebrates although they do eat some vegetable matter. This vermivory is probably the result of a rat-like animal moving into an ecological niche usually filled by shrews. Shrews and other insectivores are absent on these Philippine islands. [more]

Cleithrionomys

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Clethrionomys

The red-backed voles are the members of the genus Myodes, a group of small slender voles found in North America, Europe and Asia. The genus name comes from the Greek "keyhole mouse". In the past, the genus has been called Evotomys or Clethrionomys, but Myodes takes precedence. [more]

Coccymys

Coccymys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Coelomys

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Collimys

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Colomys

The African Wading Rat or African Water Rat (Colomys goslingi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Colomys. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, rivers, and intermittent rivers. [more]

Conilurus

The rabbit rats, genus Conilurus represent an unusual genus of Old World rats from Australia, New Guinea, and Melville Island. [more]

Copemys

Coryphomys

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Crateromys

Crateromys is a genus of rodent, native to the Philippines, in the family Muridae. It contains four species: [more]

Cremnomys

Cremnomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Cricetodon

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Cricetomys

The giant pouched rats (genus Cricetomys) of sub-Saharan Africa are large muroid rodents. Their head and body lengths range from 25?45 cm (9?18 in) with scaly tails ranging from 36?46 cm (14?18 in). They weigh between 1.0 and 1.5 kg. [more]

Cricetops

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Cricetulus

Cricetulus is a genus of rodent in the family, Cricetidae (voles and hamsters). It has seven member species. They inhabit arid or semi-arid regions in Eurasia. [more]

Cricetus

The European hamster, (Cricetus cricetus), also known as the black-bellied hamster or common hamster, is a hamster which is the only species of the genus Cricetus. It is native to a large global range, extending from western Europe, through central and eastern Europe, Russia, and Kazakhstan, reaching as far east as the Yenisey river. The animal is widely considered a farmland pest, and has also been trapped for its fur. Across its global range it is considered of least concern but in many individual European countries it is considered critically endangered. [more]

Crossomys

The Earless Water Rat (Crossomys moncktoni) is a rodent, part of the Hydromys group of the subfamily of Old World rats and mice (Murinae). It is the only species of the genus Crossomys. This species is probably most closely related to Baiyankamys. It is still unclear to which species this group is related. It is one of the most aquatically adapted rodents of the world. [more]

Crunomys

Crunomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Dacnomys

The Millard's Rat (Dacnomys millardi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Dacnomys. It is found in China, India, Laos, and Nepal. [more]

Dasymys

Dasymys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Delanymys

Delany's Mouse or Delany's Swamp Mouse (Delanymys brooksi) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is the only species in the genus Delanymys and the only extant member of subfamily Delanymyinae, which also contains the fossil genus . It was previously placed in subfamily Petromyscinae, but it is apparently not closely related to Petromyscus. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Delomys

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Democricetodon

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Dendromus

Mice in the genus Dendromus are commonly referred to as African climbing mice or tree mice, although these terms are often used to describe all members of the subfamily Dendromurinae. The genus is currently restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, but fossils classified in the genus have been found from Late Miocene deposits in Arabia and Europe. [more]

Dendroprionomys

The Velvet Climbing Mouse (Dendroprionomys rousseloti) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is found only in Republic of the Congo. [more]

Deomys

The Link Rat (Deomys ferrugineus) is 12-14.5 cm long with a 15-21 cm long tail. It weighs 40-70 g. It has long legs and a pointed, narrow head, surmounted by enormous ears. It was a very long, bicolored tail. The back and forehead are rich orange and brown and the underside is white. The rump hairs are stiff. The link rat is nocturnal and crepuscular. It prefers seasonally flooded forest floors between Cameroon and the Victoria Nile. This equatorial species ranges north of the Zaire River. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and Uganda. It has a widespread but scattered distribution and is seldom common. It feeds mainly on insects, crustaceans, slugs and some fallen fruits, notably palm-nut husks. [more]

Deperetomys

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Dephomys

Dephomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Desmodilliscus

The Pouched Gerbil (Desmodilliscus braueri) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Desmodilliscus and the subtribe Desmodilliscina. It is found in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. [more]

Desmodillus

The Cape Short-eared Gerbil (Desmodillus auricularis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Desmodillus. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are hot deserts and temperate desert. [more]

Desmomys

Desmomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Dicrostonyx

Dicrostonyx is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the collared lemmings. They are the only North American rodents that turn white in winter.[] It contains the following species: [more]

Dinaromys

The Balkan Snow Vole, Dinaromys bogdanovi, also known as Martino's Snow Vole is the only member of the genus Dinaromys. Eight subspecies of this vole have been recognized from southern parts of Europe. The genus name means "Dinaric mouse", referring to the Dinaric Alps. The Balkan Snow Vole is a living fossil, the only living genus in the tribe Pliomyini and might arguably better be placed in Pliomys, a genus established for its fossil relatives even before the Balkan Snow Vole was scientifically described. [more]

Diomys

Crump's Mouse (Diomys crumpi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Diomys. It is found in India and Nepal. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. [more]

Diplothrix

The Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat or Ryukyu rat (Diplothrix legata) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Diplothrix. It is found only in Japan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Dipodillus

Dipodillus is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Dolomys

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Echiothrix

Echiothrix is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Eligmodontia

The genus Eligmodontia consists of five or six species of South American sigmodontine mice restricted to Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Species of Eligmodontia occur along the eastern side of the Andes Mountains, in Patagonia, and in the Chaco thorn forest of South America. They can be found in arid and semiarid habitats and in both high and low elevation areas. These rodents are commonly known as gerbil mice or by their local name lauchas. Sometimes they are also called silky desert mice, highland desert mice or silky-footed mice. The closest living relatives are probably the chaco mice (Andalgalomys), the leaf-eared mice (Graomys, Paralomys and Phyllotis), and Salinomys. [more]

Eliurus

Eliurus is a genus of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Ellobius

Ellobius is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. [more]

Enginia

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Eolagurus

Eolagurus is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Eothenomys

Eothenomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Epimeriones

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Eropeplus

The Sulawesi Soft-furred Rat (Eropeplus canus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Eropeplus. It is found only in Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Eucricetodon

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Eumyarion

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Eumys

Euneomys

Euneomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Euryotis

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Euryotomys

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Evotomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[2] [more]

Fahlbuschia

Galenomys

Garlepp's Mouse (Galenomys garleppi) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Galenomys. It is found in western Bolivia, southern Peru and possibly Chile at elevations over 3,000 m in the Altiplano. [more]

Geoxus

Geoxus valdivianus, also known as the Long-clawed Mole Mouse or Valdivian Long-clawed Akodont, is a species of rodent in the tribe Abrotrichini of family Cricetidae found in the Valdivian temperate rain forests and Magellanic subpolar forests of Argentina and Chile. It is the only species in the genus Geoxus. [more]

Gerbilliscus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[3] [more]

Gerbillurus

Gerbillurus is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Gerbillus

Gerbillus is a genus that contains most common gerbils. Traditionally the genera Dipodillus and Microdillus have been included in this genus by some authorities. [more]

Geringia

Glis

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[4] [more]

Golunda

The Indian Bush Rat (Golunda ellioti) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only extant member of the genus Golunda. [more]

Goniodontomys

Grammomys

Grammomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Graomys

Graomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Guildayomys

Gymnuromys

The Voalavoanala (Gymnuromys roberti) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is the only species in the genus Gymnuromys. It is found only in Madagascar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. [more]

Habromys

Habromys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae, found in Mexico and Central America. It contains the following species: [more]

Hadromys

Hadromys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Haeromys

Haeromys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Hapalomys

Hapalomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Heimyscus

The African Smoky Mouse or Smokey Heimyscus (Heimyscus fumosus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Heimyscus. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Heramys

Hesperomys

Calomys is a genus of , also called Vesper mice. The genus is widely distributed in South America. [more]

Hibbardomys

Hispanomys

Hodomys

Allen's Wood Rat (Hodomys alleni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is the only species in the genus Hodomys. [more]

Holochilus

Holochilus is a genus of semiaquatic rodents in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae, sometimes called marsh rats. It contains three living species, Holochilus brasiliensis, Holochilus chacarius, and Holochilus sciureus, which are widely distributed in South America east of the Andes, and a fourth species from the Pleistocene of Bolivia, Holochilus primigenus. [more]

Hybomys

Hybomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Hydromys

Hydromys is a genus of rodents in the subfamily Murinae. [more]

Hylomyscus

Hylomyscus is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Hyomys

The White-eared giant rats, genus Hyomys, are a group of from New Guinea. [more]

Hyperacrius

Hyperacrius is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Hypogeomys

The Malagasy Giant Rat (Hypogeomys antimena), also known as the Votsovotsa, is a nesomyid rodent found only in the Menabe region of Madagascar. It is an endangered species due to habitat loss, slow reproduction, and limited range (20 square kilometres north of Morondava, between the rivers Tomitsy and Tsiribihina) Pairs are monogamous and females bear only one or two young per year. It is the only extant species in the genus Hypogeomys; another species, Hypogeomys australis, is known from subfossil remains a few thousand years old. [more]

Hypudaeus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[5] [more]

Ichthyomys

Ichthyomys is a genus of semiaquatic rodents in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Irenomys

Irenomys tarsalis, also known as the Chilean Climbing Mouse, Chilean Tree Mouse, or Long-footed Irenomys, is a rodent found in Chile, from about 36? to 46?S, and in adjacent Argentina, mainly in forests. It is a large, long-tailed, soft-furred mouse characterized by grooved upper incisors and specialized molars with transverse ridges, divided by deep valleys, which are connected by a transverse ridge along the midline of the molars. [more]

Isomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[6] [more]

Isthmomys

Isthmomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae, belonging to the tribe pecies are: [more]

Jacobsomys

Juscelinomys

Juscelinomys is a genus of burrowing mice. The name is derived from Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira who created the city of Brasilia where the Brasilia Burrowing Mouse was discovered.There are two living species: [more]

Kadarsanomys

Sody's Tree Rat (Kadarsanomys sodyi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. [more]

Kanisamys

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Karstocricetus

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Komodomys

The Komodo Rat (Komodomys rintjanus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Kunsia

Kunsia is the genus of giant rats. There are two South American species, both of which are classified as vulnerable by IUCN: [more]

Lagurus

The Steppe Lemming, or Lagurus lagurus, is a light grey, small, plump rodent that is like a lemming, but is not in the genus Lemmus, unlike the Norway Lemming (Lemmus lemmus). The Steppe Lemming is actually a vole (genus arvicola); its closest North American relation is the sagebrush vole. It is 87 to 140 mm long and 25 to 35g.
This lemming eats, shoots, and leaves and is more active at night, however is not strictly nocturnal. In the wild it is found in Russia and Ukraine in steppes and semi-arid environments. Fossil remains of this species have been found in areas as far as Great Britain. [more]

Lamottemys

The Mt. Oku Rat (Lamottemys okuensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Cameroon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Lartetomys

Lasiopodomys

Lasiopodomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Leggada

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[7] [more]

Leggadina

Leggadina is a genus of from Australia. [more]

Leidymys

Leimacomys

The Togo Mouse, also known as B?ttner's African Forest Mouse or the Groove-toothed Forest Mouse (Leimacomys buettneri), is a unique muroid rodent known from only two specimens taken from near the type locality of Bismarckburg, near Yege, Togo in 1890. It is in the monotypic genus Leimacomys. [more]

Lemmiscus

The Sagebrush Vole (Lemmiscus curtatus) is a tiny vole found in western North America. This is the only member of genus Lemmiscus. [more]

Lemmus

The genus Lemmus contains several species of lemming sometimes referred to as the true lemmings. They are distributed throughout the Holarctic, particularly in the Palearctic. [more]

Lemniscomys

The eleven species in genus Lemniscomys are the striped grass mice. They are small rodents with striped fur, native to Africa. [more]

Lenomys

The Trefoil-toothed Giant Rat (Lenomys meyeri) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Indonesia. [more]

Lenothrix

The Gray Tree Rat (Lenothrix canus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. [more]

Lenoxus

The Andean Rat (Lenoxus apicalis) is the only species in the genus Lenoxus. It is a rodent in the tribe Akodontini found on the eastern slopes of the Andes of eastern Peru and western Bolivia. [more]

Leopoldamys

Leopoldamys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Leporillus

Leporillus is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Leptomys

Leptomys is a genus of rodent from New Guinea. It is considered part of the New Guinea Old Endemics, meaning it was part of the first wave of murine rodents to colonize the island. [more]

Limnomys

Limnomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Lophiomys

The maned rat (or crested rat, as it is sometimes known) (Lophiomys imhausi), is a nocturnal, long-haired and bushy-tailed East African rodent that superficially resembles a porcupine. [more]

Lophuromys

The brush-furred mice, genus Lophuromys are a peculiar group of rodents found in sub-Saharan Africa. They are members of the subfamily Deomyinae, a group only identifiable through molecular analysis. Lophuromys is also known as the brush-furred rats, harsh-furred rats or coarse-haired mice. [more]

Lorentzimys

The New Guinean Jumping Mouse (Lorentzimys nouhuysi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. [more]

Loxodontomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[8] [more]

Lundomys

Macruromys

Macruromys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Madromys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[9] [more]

Malacomys

Malacomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Malacothrix

Malacothrix may refer to: [more]

Mallomys

Mallomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. The name of the genus derives from the Greek ?a????, mall?s, wool, and ???, m?s, mouse/rat. These very large rats weigh between 0.95 and 2 kilograms (2.1 and 4.4 lb) and are native to highlands in New Guinea. Little is known about their behavior, but they are believed to feed on leaves, grasses and other plant material. [more]

Malpaisomys

The Lava Mouse, Malpaisomys insularis, is an extinct endemic rodent from the Canary Islands, Spain. It is the only species in the genus Malpaisomys. [more]

Mammelomys

Mammelomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Margaretamys

Margaretamys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Mastacomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[10] [more]

Mastocomys

[more]

Mastomys

Mastomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Maxomys

Maxomys is a genus of mice, widespread in Southeast Asia. They are mid-sized rodents, similar to rats, that live on the ground of tropical rainforests. There they build nests, padded with fallen leaves from trees. They feed on roots, fallen fruit, and other plants, as well as insects. All species are shy and avoid food from humans. [more]

Mayermys

Pseudohydromys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Megacricetodon

[more]

Megadendromus

Nikolaus's Mouse (Megadendromus nikolausi) is a species of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It is the only species in the genus Megadendromus. It is found only in Ethiopia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Megadonthomys

Megadontomys

Megadontomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae, found in Mexico. It contains the following species: [more]

Megalomys

[more]

Megaoryzomys

[more]

Melanomys

Melanomys is a genus of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae, which is distributed in northern South America and adjacent Central America. It contains three species, two of which?Melanomys robustulus and Melanomys zunigae?have limited distributions. The third, Melanomys caliginosus, is more widely distributed, but may be a species complex. [more]

Melasmothrix

The Sulawesian Shrew Rat (Melasmothrix naso) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Melasmothrix. It is found only in Indonesia. [more]

Melissiodon

Melomys

Melomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Meriones

[more]

Mesembriomys

Mesembriomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Mesocricetus

Mesocricetus is a genus of Old World hamsters, including the Golden hamster or Syrian hamster, the first hamster to be introduced as a domestic pet and still the most popular species for that purpose. [more]

Microakodontomys

Microdillus

The Somali Pygmy Gerbil (Microdillus peeli) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Microdillus. It is found only in Somalia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. [more]

Microhydromys

Microhydromys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Micromys

Micromys is a genus of small rodents in the subfamily Murinae without close relations to any other murine genus. It contains two living species: the widespread Eurasian harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) of much of Europe and Asia and the more restricted of Vietnam, southern China, and perhaps nearby regions. Fossils of Micromys date back to the Late Miocene and include at least ten extinct species, which form several lineages. [more]

Microryzomys

Microryzomys is a genus of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. It is closely related to Oreoryzomys, Oligoryzomys, and Neacomys. It contains two species, both restricted to the Andes: Microryzomys altissimus and Microryzomys minutus. [more]

Microspalax

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[11] [more]

Microtocricetus

Microtoscoptes

[more]

Microtus

The genus Microtus is a group of voles found in North America, Europe and northern Asia. The genus name refers to the small ears of these animals. There are 62 species in the genus. [more]

Microxus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[12] [more]

Mictotus

Millardia

Millardia is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Mimomys

[more]

Mirabella

Monodia

[more]

Muhsinia

Muriculus

The Ethiopian Striped Mouse or Striped-back Mouse (Muriculus imberbis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Ethiopia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Muridae

Mus

Mus can refer to: [more]

Mylomys

Mylomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Myocricetodon

[more]

Myodes

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[13] [more]

Myomys

Myomyscus is a genus of rodent. Species in this genus are often placed in the genus Myomys Thomas, 1915, but the type specimen for Myomys is actually a Mastomys. Other species that had been previously assigned to Myomys are now considered to belong to the genera Praomys and Stenocephalemys. [more]

Myomyscus

Myomyscus is a genus of rodent. Species in this genus are often placed in the genus Myomys Thomas, 1915, but the type specimen for Myomys is actually a Mastomys. Other species that had been previously assigned to Myomys are now considered to belong to the genera Praomys and Stenocephalemys. [more]

Myopus

The Wood Lemming (Myopus schisticolor) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It belongs into the Arvicolinae subfamily of rodents therefore is a relative of the voles, lemmings, and muskrats. It is found in the taiga biome of China, Finland, Mongolia, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. [more]

Myospalax

Zokors are Asiatic burrowing rodents resembling mole rats. They include two genera, Myospalax and Eospalax. Zokors are native to much of China, Kazhakstan, and Siberian Russia. [more]

Mystromys

The white-tailed rat, Mystromys albicaudatus, also known as the white-tailed mouse, is the only member of the subfamily Mystromyinae in the family Nesomyidae. This species is sometimes placed in the subfamily Cricetinae due to similarities in appearance between the white-tailed rat and hamsters, but molecular phylogenetic studies have confirmed that the two groups are not closely related. The subfamily Mystromyinae is sometimes placed within the family Muridae along with all other subfamilies of muroids. [more]

Nannospalax

The genus Spalax contains the blind, fossorial, or subterranean mole rats, which are one of several types of rodents that are called mole rats. The hystricognath mole rats of the family Bathyergidae are completely unrelated, but some other forms are also in the family Spalacidae. Zokors (subfamily Myospalacinae) and root rats and bamboo rats (subfamily Rhizomyinae) are spalacids sometimes referred to as mole rats. Blind mole rats are in the family Spalacidae, but are unique enough to be given a separate subfamily, Spalacinae. Alternate opinions on taxonomy consider the blind mole rats to be the only members of the family Spalacidae and rank other spalacid subfamilies as full families. Other authors group all members of the superfamily Muroidea into a single family, Muridae. The Spalacinae contains two genera and eight species. Some authorities treat all species as belonging to a single genus, Spalax. [more]

Neacomys

The genus Neacomys, also known as bristly mice because of their spiny fur, includes several species of rodents in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. It is most closely related to Oligoryzomys, Oreoryzomys, and Microryzomys. Neacomys species are mainly found in Amazonia, but N. pictus occurs in Panama and N. tenuipes in montane Colombia. In Amazonia, there is a single large species, N. spinosus, and a number of smaller ones, including N. dubosti, N. guianae, N. paracou, N. minutus, N. musseri, and various others that remain undescribed. [more]

Nebraskomys

Nectomys

Nectomys is a genus of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. It is closely related to Amphinectomys and was formerly considered congeneric with Sigmodontomys. It consists of five species, which are allopatrically distributed across much of South America: Nectomys magdalenae in montane Colombia; Nectomys palmipes on Trinidad and in nearby Venezuela, Nectomys apicalis in the western margins of Amazonia, Nectomys rattus in much of Amazonia, and Nectomys squamipes in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. [more]

Nelsonia

Nelsonia is a genus of rodent in the Cricetidae family, found in Mexico. It contains the following species: [more]

Neocometes

Neocricetodon

Neodon

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[14] [more]

Neofiber

The Round-tailed Muskrat (Neofiber alleni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae, sometimes called the Florida water rat. It is the only species in the genus Neofiber. It is found only in the southeastern United States. Its natural habitat is swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Neohydromys

Pseudohydromys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Neotoma

A packrat, also called a woodrat, can be any of the species in the rodent genus Neotoma. Packrats have a rat-like appearance with long tails, large ears and large black eyes. Compared to deer mice, harvest mice and grasshopper mice, packrats are noticeably larger and are usually somewhat larger than cotton rats. [more]

Neotomodon

The Mexican Volcano Mouse (Neotomodon alstoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae endemic to high elevations of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. [more]

Neotomys

The Andean Swamp Rat (Neotomys ebriosus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Neotomys. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. [more]

Nesokia

Nesokia is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Nesomys

Nesomys is a genus of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found only on Madagascar, and contains the following species: [more]

Nesoromys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[15] [more]

Nesoryzomys

Nesoryzomys is a genus of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae, endemic to the Gal?pagos Islands. Other rodents restricted to the Gal?pagos include Megaoryzomys curioi and Aegialomys galapagoensis. [more]

Neusticomys

Neusticomys is a genus of semiaquatic South American rodents in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Nilopegamys

The Ethiopian Amphibious Rat or Ethiopian Water Mouse (Nilopegamys plumbeus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Nilopegamys. It is found only in Ethiopia. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. [more]

Niviventer

Niviventer is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Notiomys

Notiomys edwardsii, also known as Edward's Long-clawed Akodont, Milne-Edwards' Long-clawed Mouse, or Edwards's Long-clawed Mouse, is a rodent in the tribe Abrotrichini from southern Argentina. It is the only species in the genus Notiomys, although species of Chelemys and Geoxus were formerly included in that genus. [more]

Notocricetodon

Notomys

A hopping mouse is any of about ten different Australian native mice in the genus Notomys. They are rodents, not marsupials, and their ancestors are thought to have arrived from Asia about 5 million years ago. [more]

Nyctomys

A Genus in the Kingdom unknown!.[16] [more]

Occitanomys

[more]

Ochrotomys

Oecomys

Oecomys is a genus of rodent within the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. It contains about 17 species, which live in trees and are distributed across forested parts of South America, extending into Panama and Trinidad. [more]

Oenomys

Oenomys is a genus of from Africa. They are commonly known as rufous-nosed rats or rusty-nosed rats. [more]

Ogmodontomys

Oligoryzomys

The pygmy rice rats form a genus (Oligoryzomys) of . [more]

Ondatra

The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), the only species in genus Ondatra, is a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent native to North America, and introduced in parts of Europe, Asia, and South America. The muskrat is found in wetlands and is a very successful animal over a wide range of climates and habitats. It plays an important role in nature and is a resource of food and fur for humans, as well as being an introduced species in much of its present range. [more]

Onychomys

The genus Onychomys contains species commonly referred to as grasshopper mice. This is a genus of New World mouse only distantly related to the common house mouse, Mus musculus. There are three species. They are endemic to the United States and Mexico. [more]

Oreomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[17] [more]

Orientalomys

Oryzomys

Oryzomys is a genus of semiaquatic rodents in the tribe Oryzomyini living in southern North America and far northern South America. It includes eight species, two of which?the marsh rice rat (O. palustris) of the United States and O. couesi of Mexico and Central America?are widespread; the six others have more restricted distributions. The species have had eventful taxonomic histories, and most species were at one time included in the marsh rice rat; additional species may be recognized in the future. The name Oryzomys was established in 1857 by Spencer Fullerton Baird for the marsh rice rat and was soon applied to over a hundred species of American rodents. Subsequently, the genus gradually became more narrowly defined until its current contents were established in 2006, when ten new genera were established for species previously placed in Oryzomys. [more]

Osgoodomys

The Michoacan Deer Mouse (Osgoodomys banderanus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Osgoodomys. It is found only in Mexico. [more]

Otomys

African vlei rats (Otomys), also known as groove-toothed rats, live in many areas of sub-Saharan Africa. They live in marshlands and grasslands, and eat the green grass and herbs that grow there, occasionally supplementing this with roots and seeds. They are named after "vlei", the local term for intermittent lakes. [more]

Otonyctomys

Hatt's vesper rat (Otonyctomys hatti), also known as the Yucat?n vesper rat, is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Otonyctomys. It is named for its discoverer, . [more]

Ototylomys

The Big-eared Climbing Rat (Ototylomys phyllotis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. [more]

Oxymycterus

Oxymycterus is the genus of hocicudos. They are rat-like animals endemic to South America. [more]

Pachyuromys

Pachyuromys duprasi is a rodent belonging to subfamily Gerbillinae. It is the only member of the genus Pachyuromys. These rodents are the most docile species of the Gerbil subfamily. Often called the Fat-tailed Gerbil or Duprasi Gerbil. Other common English names: Fat-tailed Jird, Fat-tailed Rat, Beer Mat Gerbil. Names in other languages: Abu Lya (Arabic), Souris ? grosse queue (French), Fettschwanzrennmaus (German), Fedthale Mus (Danish), Rasvah?nt?gerbiili (Finnish), Dikstaartgerbil (Dutch). They have a fluffy and soft fur. Fat-tailed gerbils are very new on the pet market. [more]

Paciculus

Palaeotomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[18] [more]

Palawanomys

The Palawan Soft-furred Mountain Rat (Palawanomys furvus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Palawanomys. It is found only in the Philippines. [more]

Papagomys

Papagomys is a genus of very large rats in the tribe of the subfamily Murinae. It contains two species, which are known only from the Indonesian island of Flores: [more]

Paracricetodon

Paracricetulus

Paraethomys

Parahydromys

The New Guinea Waterside Rat, Parahydromys asper, is the only member of the genus Parahydromys. It is considered part of the Old Endemics, meaning its ancestors were part of the first wave of murine rodents to colonize the island. [more]

Paraleptomys

Paraleptomys is a genus of rodent from New Guinea. It is considered part of the New Guinea Old Endemics, meaning it was part of the first wave of murine rodents to colonize the island. [more]

Paralomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[19] [more]

Paramelomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[20] [more]

Paramicrotoscoptes

Parapelomys

Parapodemus

Paronychomys

Parotomys

Parotomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Paruromys

The Sulawesi Giant Rat (Paruromys dominator) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is monotypic in the genus Paruromys. The species is endemic to Sulawesi in Indonesia, where it inhabits forests at elevations from sea level to the tree line. It is frugivorous and semiarboreal. While not currently listed as threatened, it is impacted by both habitat destruction and subsistence hunting. [more]

Paulamys

The Flores Long-nosed Rat (Paulamys naso) was assessed to be extinct in 1996. This species is only to be confirmed to have existed by subfossil fragments. The subfossil fragments were found in , Indonesia, so is thought to have previously resided there. It is the only member of the genus Paulamys. [more]

Pearsonomys

Pearsonomys annectens, also known as Pearson's Long-clawed Akodont or Pearson's Long-clawed Mouse, is a species of rodent in the tribe Abrotrichini of family Cricetidae, named after American zoologist Oliver Payne Pearson. It is the only species in the genus Pearsonomys. It is found only in Chile. [more]

Pelomys

Pelomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Permyscus

Peromyscus

The genus Peromyscus contains the animal species commonly referred to as deer mice. This is a genus of New World mouse only distantly related to the common house mouse and laboratory mouse, Mus musculus. Although superficially resembling Mus musculus, Peromyscus have relatively larger eyes, and also often two-tone coloring, with darker colors over the dorsum (back), and white abdominal and limb hair-coloring. In reference to the coloring, the word Peromyscus comes from Greek words meaning "booted mouse". [more]

Petromyscus

Petromyscus is a genus of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is so distinct from other rodents that it is placed as the only genus in subfamily Petromyscinae. In previous classifications, Delanymys brooksi, has also been placed in the subfamily. They are found in southwestern Africa. These animals have a sharp lower point to their V-shaped infraorbital canal. Their molars are intermediate between the ancestral cricetid style tooth and the dendromurine style tooth. [more]

Phaenomys

The Rio de Janeiro Arboreal Rat, Phaenomys ferrugineus, is a rodent species from South America. It is found in Brazil. It is the only species in the genus Phaenomys. [more]

Phaiomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[21] [more]

Phaulomys

The red-backed voles are the members of the genus Myodes, a group of small slender voles found in North America, Europe and Asia. The genus name comes from the Greek "keyhole mouse". In the past, the genus has been called Evotomys or Clethrionomys, but Myodes takes precedence. [more]

Phenacomys

The genus Phenacomys is a group of voles. The genus name comes from the Greek for "imposter mouse." [more]

Phloemys

Phloeomys

Phloeomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Phodopus

Phodopus, a genus of rodents in the vole and hamster family Cricetidae, is a lineage of small hamsters native to central Asia that display unusual adaptations to extreme temperatures. They are the only known hamsters that live in groups and, in some cases, rely on significant contributions by males to the raising of offspring. They are nocturnal and active throughout the year; they do not hibernate. Species of Phodopus, together with members of the genera Cricetulus, Allocricetulus and Tscherskia are called "dwarf hamsters" because of their small size (roughly 7 to 10 centimetres, 2.8?3.9 in) relative to other hamsters. [more]

Phyllotis

Phyllotis is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Pithecheir

Pithecheir is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Pithecheirops

Pitymys

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Platacanthomys

The Malabar Spiny Dormouse (Platacanthomys lasiurus) is a species of muroid rodent endemic to the Western Ghats of India. It is the only extant species in the genus Platacanthomys and although resembling a dormouse is not closely related. About the size of a Brown Rat, this arboreal species lives in tree holes in dense forest habitats in a small family group. They are distinguishable from other species in the area by their bushy tuft tip to the tail and the spiny fur on the back. [more]

Plesiodipus

Pliolemmus

Pliomys

Pliophenacomys

Pliospalax

Pliotomodon

Podomys

The Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Podomys, which is the only mammal genus endemic to Florida. The Florida mouse (also known as the big-eared deermouse, the Florida deermouse, and the gopher mouse) is found only in a limited area in central peninsular Florida and in one small area in the Florida panhandle. The mouse inhabits some of Florida's hottest and driest areas in the high pinelands, sandhills, flatlands, and coastal scrub. [more]

Podoxymys

The Roraima Mouse (Podoxymys roraimae) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Podoxymys. It is found only in Guyana. [more]

Pogonomelomys

Pogonomelomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Pogonomys

Pogonomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. [more]

Praomys

Praomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Predicrostonyx

Prionomys

Dollman's Tree Mouse, Prionomys batesi, is a poorly understood climbing mouse from Central Africa. It is unique enough that it has been placed in a genus of its own, Prionomys, since its discovery in 1910. [more]

Proedromys

Proedromys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae from China. It is part of the tribe Arvicolini within the subfamily Arvicolinae, which contains the voles, lemmings, and relatives. It contains the following species: [more]

Progonomys

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Prometheomys

The Long-clawed Mole Vole (Prometheomys schaposchnikowi) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Prometheomys. It is found in Georgia and Turkey. [more]

Proneofiber

Proodontomys

[more]

Prosigmodon

Prosiphneus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[22] [more]

Prosomys

Prospalax

Protatera

Protochromys

Protolophiomys

[more]

Psammomys

Psammomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Pseudocricetodon

Pseudohydromys

Pseudohydromys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Pseudomeriones

Pseudomys

Pseudomys is a genus of rodent that contains a wide variety of mice native to Australia and New Guinea. They are among the few terrestrial placental mammals that colonised Australia without human intervention. [more]

Pseudoryzomys

Pseudoryzomys simplex, also known as the Brazilian False Rice Rat or False Oryzomys, is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae from south-central South America. It is found in lowland palm savanna and thorn scrub habitats. It is a medium-sized species, weighing about 50 grams (1.8 oz), with gray?brown fur, long and narrow hindfeet, and a tail that is about as long as the head and body. The IUCN has assessed its conservation status as "Least Concern", although almost nothing is known of its diet or reproduction. [more]

Punomys

Punomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Rattus

Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus. Many members of other rodent genera and families are also called rats and share many characteristics with true rats. [more]

Ravitrona

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Reithrodon

Reithrodon is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Reithrodontomys

Reithrodontomys is the genus of groove-toothed New World harvest mice. [more]

Repomys

Rhabdomys

Rhabdomys is a largely Southern African genus of muroid rodents slightly larger than house mice. They are known variously as Striped or Four-Striped mice or rats. Traditionally the genus has been seen as a single species, Rhabdomys pumilio, though modern evidence on the basis of karyotype and mtDNA analysis suggests that it comprises two or more species and subspecies. Dorsally Rhabdomys species display four characteristic black longitudinal stripes on a paler background. [more]

Rhagamys

[more]

Rhagapodemus

Rhagomys

[more]

Rheomys

Rheomys is a genus of semiaquatic rodents in the family Cricetidae. [more]

Rhinocricetus

Rhipidomys

Rhipidomys is a genus of , comprising at least 18 species of climbing mouse: [more]

Rhizomys

Rhizomys is a genus of in the Spalacidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Rhombomys

The Great Gerbil is a large gerbil found throughout much of Central Asia. [more]

Rhynchomys

The shrewlike rats, genus Rhynchomys, also known as the tweezer-beaked rats are a group of unusual Old World rats found only on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. They look a great deal like shrews and are an example of convergent evolution. Shrewlike rats evolved to be vermivores (worm-eaters) and insectivores feeding on soft-bodied invertebrates associated with leaf litter. [more]

Rotundomys

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Ruscinomys

Saccostomus

Saccostomus is a genus of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Saidomys

Salinomys

Saxatilomys

Scapteromys

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Scolomys

Scolomys is a genus of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. Some evidence suggests that it is related to Zygodontomys. It is characterized, among other traits, by spiny fur. It contains two species, Scolomys melanops and Scolomys ucayalensis. [more]

Scotinomys

Scotinomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. Together with Baiomys, it forms the tribe Baiomyini. It contains the following species: [more]

Scottimus

Sekeetamys

The Bushy-tailed Jird (Sekeetamys calurus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Sekeetamys. It is found in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan. Its natural habitat is rocky areas. [more]

Sigmodon

A cotton rat is any member of the rodent genus Sigmodon. They are called cotton rats because they build their nests out of cotton, and can damage cotton crops. Cotton rats have small ears and dark coats, and are found in North and South America. They are primarily herbivores. The molars of cotton rats are S-shaped when viewed from above. The genus name literally means S-tooth. [more]

Sigmodontomys

Sigmodontomys is a genus of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. It is related to Nectomys and Melanomys and was previously included in Nectomys. It includes two species, Sigmodontomys alfari and the much rarer Sigmodontomys aphrastus, but whether these are indeed each other's closest relatives is uncertain. [more]

Solomys

Solomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. These large rats, which are all seriously threatened (one already extinct), are native to the Solomon Islands. [more]

Sommeromys

Spalax

The genus Spalax contains the blind, fossorial, or subterranean mole rats, which are one of several types of rodents that are called mole rats. The hystricognath mole rats of the family Bathyergidae are completely unrelated, but some other forms are also in the family Spalacidae. Zokors (subfamily Myospalacinae) and root rats and bamboo rats (subfamily Rhizomyinae) are spalacids sometimes referred to as mole rats. Blind mole rats are in the family Spalacidae, but are unique enough to be given a separate subfamily, Spalacinae. Alternate opinions on taxonomy consider the blind mole rats to be the only members of the family Spalacidae and rank other spalacid subfamilies as full families. Other authors group all members of the superfamily Muroidea into a single family, Muridae. The Spalacinae contains two genera and eight species. Some authorities treat all species as belonging to a single genus, Spalax. [more]

Spelaeomys

The Flores Cave Rat (Spelaeomys florensis) lived on , Indonesia. MacPhee and Flemming assessed this species to be extinct in 1996, but believed it probably died out before 1500 A.D. This specimen is only known from a few subfossil fragments. It is the only member of the genus Spelaeomys. [more]

Srilankamys

The Ohiya Rat (Srilankamys ohiensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Srilankamys. It is found only in Sri Lanka. [more]

Stachomys

Steatomys

Steatomys is a genus of rodent in the Nesomyidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Stenocephalemys

Stenocephalemys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species, all of which are found in or near Ethiopia: [more]

Stenocranius

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[23] [more]

Stenomys

Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus. Many members of other rodent genera and families are also called rats and share many characteristics with true rats. [more]

Stephanomys

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Stochomys

The Target Rat, Stochomys longicaudatus, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Stochomys. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. [more]

Sundamys

Sundamys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Sylvaemus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[24] [more]

Symmetrodontomys

Synaptomys

The genus Synaptomys is a group of lemmings. [more]

Tachyoryctes

Tachyoryctes is a genus of rodent in the Spalacidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Tachyoryctoides

Taeromys

Taeromys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Tarsomys

Tarsomys is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Tateomys

Tateomys is a genus of rodent from Sulawesi. [more]

Tatera

The Indian Gerbil (Tatera indica) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Syria. It is the only species in the genus Tatera. Members of the genus have historically been placed in the genus Tatera. [more]

Taterillus

Taterillus is a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It contains the following species: [more]

Teanopus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[25] [more]

Thallomys

The Acacia rats (Thallomys) are a genus of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. [more]

Thalpomys

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Thamnomys

The thicket rats, genusThamnomys, are a group of Old World rats from East Central Africa. [more]

Thaptomys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[26] [more]

Thomasomys

Thomasomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae, named after British zoologist Oldfield Thomas. Nuclear DNA sequence analysis has indicated that it is a sister taxon to Rhagomys. It contains the following species: [more]

Tokudaia

Tokudaia is a genus of murine rodent native to Japan. Known as Ryukyu spiny rats or spinous country-rats, population groups exist on several non-contiguous islands. Despite differences in name and appearance, they are the closest living relatives of the Eurasian field mouse (Apodemus). [more]

Tonkinomys

Trilophomys

Tryphomys

The Luzon Short-nosed Rat (Tryphomys adustus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Tryphomys. It is found only in the Philippines. [more]

Tscherskia

A Genus in the Kingdom unknown!.[27] [more]

Tylomys

Tylomys is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Typhlomys

The Chinese Pygmy Dormouse (Typhlomys cinereus) is a species of rodent in the Platacanthomyidae family. It is found in China and Vietnam. [more]

Tyrrhenicola

Ungaromys

Uranomys

The Rudd's Mouse or the White-bellied Brush-furred Rat, Uranomys ruddi, is the only member of the genus Uranomys. This animal is closely related to the spiny mice, brush-furred mice, and the Link Rat. [more]

Uromys

The giant naked-tailed rats, genus Uromys, are a group of Old World rats from Australia, New Guinea, Guadalcanal and nearby islands. [more]

Valerymys

Vandeleuria

Vandeleuria is a small genus of rodent from Asia with only three species. Also known as the long-tailed climbing mice. [more]

Vernaya

Vernaya is a genus of from South China and North Burma. [more]

Villanyia

Volemys

Volemys is a small genus of rodents in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Wiedomys

Wiedomys is a genus of South American rodents in the family Cricetidae. It contains the following species: [more]

Wilfredomys

The Greater Wilfred's Mouse, Wilfredomys oenax, is a rodent species from South America. It is found in southern Brazil and Uruguay in subtropical lowland forest. It is arboreal to some degree. It is the only species in the genus Wilfredomys. [more]

Wilsoneumys

Xenomys

The Magdalena Rat (Xenomys nelsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Xenomys. It is endemic to Colima and southwest Jalisco, Mexico, where it is found in coastal lowland forests at elevations up to 450 m. The species is arboreal and nocturnal. It is threatened by habitat destruction and fragmentation due to deforestation and development. [more]

Xenuromys

The Mimic Tree-rat, Rock-dwelling Giant Rat, or Rock-dwelling Rat (Xenuromys barbatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. [more]

Xeromys

Xeromys myoides, the False Water-rat, is a species of rodent native to waterways of Australia and Papua New Guinea. [more]

Zelotomys

Zelotomys is a small genus of from Africa with only two species. They are commonly referred to as broad-headed stink mice or broad-headed mice. [more]

Zygodontomys

Zygodontomys is a genus of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini of the family Cricetidae. Its closest relative may be Scolomys. It ranges from Central America east to the Guianas. It contains two species: Zygodontomys brunneus and Zygodontomys brevicauda. [more]

Zyzomys

Zyzomys is a genus of rodents with unusually thick, long tails. Five species of the genus are known in Australia, where they are called rock rats or thick-tailed rats. They were discovered by Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas in 1909. [more]

At least 6 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Zyzomys.

More info about the Genus Zyzomys may be found here.

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