Taxon profile


Eastern House Mouse
Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  family Muridae - mice »  genus Mus - Mice »  subgenus Mus

Scientific synonyms

Mus (Mus) musculus Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= House Mouse

Least Concern


juvenile animal


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Felis silvestris f. catus Linnaeus, 1758 - Domestic Cat

parasite: Cryptosporidium muris Tyzzer, 1907

Related glossary terms

cosmopolitan distribution

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Mus musculus bactrianus (Blyth, 1846)
subspecies Mus musculus castaneus (Waterhouse, 1843) - Indochina House Mouse

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subspecies Mus musculus domesticus Schwarz & Schwarz, 1943 - Western House Mouse

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subspecies Mus musculus gazaensis Khalaf, 2007 - Gaza House Mouse
subspecies Mus musculus gentilulus Thomas, 1919

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subspecies Mus musculus musculus Linnaeus, 1758
form Mus musculus f. domestica - Domesticated House Mouse

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Links and literature

EN Pest Information Wiki [Mus_musculus]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Mus musculus Linnaeus]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305687]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Australian Faunal Directory [107696b5-063c-4c09-a015-6edfdb6f4d52]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [5348:hausmaus-mus-musculus&Itemid=278]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758]
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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