Mus Linnaeus, 1758,

Denys, Christiane, Lalis, Aude, Lecompte, Émilie, Cornette, Raphaël, Moulin, Sibyle, Makundi, Rhodes H., Machang, Robert S., Vol, 2011, A faunal survey in Kingu Pira (south Tanzania), with new karyotypes of several small mammals and the description of a new Murid species (Mammalia, Rodentia), Zoosystema 33 (1), pp. 5-47: 31

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2011n1a1

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scientific name

Mus Linnaeus, 1758
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Genus Mus Linnaeus, 1758 

According to Musser & Carleton (2005), M. neavei Thomas, 1910  (group sorella) and Mus minutoides Smith, 1834  occur in south Tanzania. Mus minutoides  is found in southern and eastern regions of South Africa from Mozambique (south of the Zambezi river) to the Cape and according to Musser & Carleton (2005) its northern limits are unkown. Previous cytogenetical works have already focused the important genetic variability in this group which is subjected to Robertsonian fusions ( Matthey 1966, 1967, 1970a, b; Jotterand-Bellomo 1984, 1986; Veyrunes et al. 2004).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Muridae