Murinae


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Murinae

[myu̇′rī‚nē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A subfamily of the Muridae which contains such forms as the striped mouse, house mouse, harvest mouse, and field mouse.
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Phylogeny and biogeography of African Murinae based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences, with a new tribal classification of the subfamily.
pinetorum (LeConte), woodland vole I Ondatra ziethicus (Linnaeus), muskrat I Synaptomys cooperi Baird, I southern bog lemming Subfamily Murinae Mus musculus Linnaeus, house mouse I Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout), I Norway rat The black rat, Rattus rattus, was extirpated about 1845 but is not included above because it was not native.
A total of 171 species of rodents, which belong to 10 subfamilies, have been found; the subfamilies Murinae and Microtinae contain 38 and 43 species, respectively.
1976 [a] 1993-1994, 1998 Dideiphimorphia Didelphidae Dideiphis virginiania * 15 Insectivora Soricidae Blarina brevicauda * 16 Sorex cinereus 16 Talpidne Scalopus aquaticus numerous [b] Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Myotis septentrionalis 15 Lasiurus borealis 10 Myotis sodalis 4 Pipistrellus subflavus 4 Eptesicus fuscus 4 Myotis lucifugus Lasionycteris noctivagans Lasiurus cinereus Rodentia Muridne: Sigmodontinae Peromyscus leucopus * 171 Peromyscus maniculatus 86 Reithrodontomys megalotis 16 Muridne: Arvicolinae Microtus ochrogaster * 157 Synaptomys cooperi * 27 Microtus pennsylvanicus * 12 Ondatra zibethicus * 2 Muridne: Murinae Mus musculus * 8 Dipodidne Zapus hudsonius 8 PRC Env.
Rodents from the subfamily Murinae are the principal hosts of the Old World arenaviruses.
The Murinae are the Old World rats and mice, Mus and Rattus.
Specific LCMV antibodies were detected in 4 of 10 rodent species tested; all belonged to the subfamily Murinae and were trapped throughout the country.

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