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Mus musculus Linnaeus 1758 (house mouse)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Muridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104205

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Mus according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Mus alexandrinus, Mus hipparionum, Leggada tenella

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 11.3, humerus length 9.35, metacarpal III length 2.78, metatarsal III length 7.06, radius length 11.3, tibia length 15.6

Estimated body mass: 9.1 g based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length