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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Muridae
Subfamilia: Murinae
Genus: Apodemus
Species: A. agrariusA. alpicola – A. argenteus – A. avicennicus – A. chevrieri – A. draco – A. epimelas – A. flavicollis – A. gurkha – A. hyrcanicus – A. latronum – A. mystacinus – A. pallipes – A. peninsulae – A. ponticus – A. rusiges – A. semotus – A. speciosus – A. sylvaticusA. uralensis – A. witherbyi


Apodemus Kaup, 1829

Apodemus in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.

Vernacular names
čeština: myšice
Deutsch: Waldmäuse
English: Eurasian Field Mouse
español: Ratones
français: Mulot
עברית: יערון
lietuvių: Dirvinės ir miškinės pelės
Nederlands: Bosmuizen
norsk: Skogmus
Türkçe: Orman faresi

Apodemus is a genus of Muridae (true mice and rats). The name is unrelated to that of the Mus genus, instead being derived from the Greek ἀπό-δημος (literally away from home).


Related to the Ryūkyū spiny rats (Tokudaia) and the prehistoric Rhagamys – and far more distantly to Mus and Malacomys[1] – it includes these species:
Apodemus sensu stricto

Striped field mouse, A. agrarius
Chevrier's field mouse, A. chevrieri
Small Japanese field mouse, A. argenteus


South China field mouse, A. draco
Himalayan field mouse, A. gurkha
Sichuan field mouse, A. latronum
Korean field mouse, A. peninsulae
Taiwan field mouse, A. semotus
Large Japanese field mouse, A. speciosus


Alpine field mouse, A. alpicola
Yellow-necked mouse, A. flavicollis – includes A. arianus
Caucasus field mouse, A. hyrcanicus
Ward's field mouse, A. pallipes
Black Sea field mouse, A. ponticus
Wood mouse, A. sylvaticus
Ural field mouse, A. uralensis
Pygmy field mouse, A. u. microps
Cimrman Ural field mouse, A. u. cimrmani
Steppe field mouse, A. witherbyi


Eastern broad-toothed field mouse, A. mystacinus
Western broad-toothed field mouse, A. epimelas
Kashmir field mouse, A. rusiges

Incertae sedis
Further information: Incertae sedis

Apodemus avicennicus Darvish, Javidkar & Siahsarvie, 2006

Prehistoric species described from fossil remains include:

A. gorafensis (Late Miocene/Early Pliocene of Italy)[2]
A. dominans (Kolzoi 1959)


Steppan et al. (2005)

Alexandra van der Geer; George Lyras; John de Vos; Michael Dermitzakis (2011). Evolution of Island Mammals: Adaptation and Extinction of Placental Mammals on Islands. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781444391282.

Further reading

Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1260. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
Steppan, S.J.; Adkins, R.M.; Spinks, P.Q. & Hale, C. (2005): Multigene phylogeny of the Old World mice, Murinae, reveals distinct geographic lineages and the declining utility of mitochondrial genes compared to nuclear genes. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 37(2): 370–388. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2005.04.016 PDF fulltext
Darvish, J.; Javidkar, M.; Siahsarvie, R. 2006. A new species of wood mouse of the genus Apodemus (Rodentia, Muridae) from Iran Zoology in the Middle East

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