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Karyology of Aepeomys and Thomasomys (Rodentia: Muridae) from the Venezuelan Andes

Occurrence of Hadromys humei (Rodentia: Muridae) During The Pleistocene in Thailand

Geographic Variation in Genome Size of Graomys griseoflavus (Rodentia: Muridae)

Reproductive Seasonality in Aethomys namaquensis (Rodentia: Muridae) from Southern Africa

Intraspecific Variation in Peromyscus zarhynchus (Rodentia: Muridae) from Chiapas, Mexico

Regurgitation Feeding of Young in Harvest Mice, Micromys minutus (Rodentia: Muridae)

A New Species of Crateromys (Rodentia: Muridae) from Panay, Philippines

A New Species of Akodon (Muridae: Sigmodontinae) from Northwestern Argentina

Restricted Gene Flow in Calomys musculinus (Rodentia, Muridae), the Natural Reservoir of Junin Virus

A hog-nosed shrew rat (Rodentia: Muridae) from Sulawesi Island, Indonesia

A New Fossil Phyllotine (Rodentia: Muridae) from Northwestern Argentina and Relationships of the Reithrodon Group

Allozyme Variation and Systematics of the Genus Apodemus (Rodentia: Muridae) in Asia Minor and Iran

Late Pleistocene Lemmings (Lemmus trimucronatus and Dicrostonyx groenlandicus; Muridae: Rodentia) from Alberta, Canada

Ranging and Nesting Behavior of the Ricefield Rat Rattus argentiventer (Rodentia: Muridae) in West Java, Indonesia

Cranial Variation and Geographic Patterns within the Dasymys rufulus Complex (Rodentia: Muridae)

A New Species of Limnomys (Rodentia: Muridae: Murinae) from Mindanao Island, Philippines

Mitochondrial DNA Differentiation between Two Species of Aethomys (Rodentia: Muridae) from Southern Africa


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(order Rodentia, suborder Myomorpha)

A family of Old World rats and mice that are perhaps the most successful of all mammalian families. They are small, terrestrial, arboreal, burrowing, or semi-aquatic animals. The tail is long and scaly, the limbs pentadactyl and the first digit of the fore limb rudimentary. In some saltatorial forms the hind limbs are modified. Apodemus sylvaticus is the European field mouse. Mus musculus is the house mouse, which originated in the drier areas of Eurasia but has spread throughout the world. The Muridae first appeared during the Oligocene and radiated explosively during the Pliocene. They reached Australasia (including New Guinea and the Solomon Islands) before the first humans, and radiated there into some 28 genera, including Notomys (jerboa-rat), which resembles the true jerboas (family Dipodidae). There are at least 220 genera, with more than 1000 species.

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