Yellow-necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis, copyright James Lindsey.

Belongs within: Muridae.

Apodemus, the field mice, is a genus of small, soft-furred mice found in the temperate Palaearctic, where they are the most common small rodents in fields and broadleaf forests.

See also: Taxon of the Week: Apodemus (no Pliers).

    |--A. agrarius (Pallas 1771) K92
    |--A. alpicola IT07
    |--A. argenteus IT07
    |--A. arianus IT07
    |--A. chevrieri IT07
    |--A. draco IT07
    |--A. flavicollis (Melchior 1834) K92
    |--A. fulvipectus IT07
    |--A. gurkha IT07
    |--A. hermonensis IT07
    |--A. hyrcanicus IT07
    |--A. jeanteti Michaux 1967 P04
    |--A. latronum IT07
    |--A. miyakensis Imaizumi 1969 I92
    |--A. mystacinus IT07
    |--A. peninsulae I92
    |    |--A. p. peninsulae I92
    |    `--A. p. giliacus (Thomas 1907) I92
    |--A. ponticus IT07
    |--A. rusiges IT07
    |--A. semotus IT07
    |--A. speciosus Temminck 1845 M76
    |    |--A. s. speciosus MN91
    |    `--A. s. ainu MN91
    |--A. sylvaticus (Linnaeus 1758) K92
    |    |--A. s. sylvaticus KK54
    |    |--A. s. dichrurus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz 1814) KK54
    |    `--A. s. krkensis BP87
    |--A. uralensis IT07
    `--A. wardi IT07

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BP87] Burton, J. A., & B. Pearson. 1987. Collins Guide to the Rare Mammals of the World. Collins: London.

[IT07] Isaac, N. J. B., S. T. Turvey, B. Collen, C. Waterman & J. E. M. Baillie. 2007. Mammals on the EDGE: conservation priorities based on threat and phylogeny. PloS One 2 (3): e296.

[I92] Iwahashi, J. (ed.) 1992. Reddo Deeta Animaruzu: a pictorial of Japanese fauna facing extinction. JICC: Tokyo.

[KK54] Klemmer, K., & H. E. Krampitz. 1954. Zur Kenntnis der Säugetierfauna Siziliens. Senckenbergiana Biologica 35 (3-4): 121-135.

[K92] Klompen, J. S. H. 1992. Phylogenetic relationships in the mite family Sarcoptidae (Acari: Astigmata). Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 180: i-vi, 1-154.

[M76] Masui, M. 1976. Nihon no Doobutsu. Kogakukan: Tokyo.

[MN91] Miyamoto, K., M. Nakao, N. Sato & M. Mori. 1991. Isolation of Lyme borreliosis spirochaetes from tick vectors and feral rodents in Japan. In Dusbábek, F. & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 125-132. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[P04] Popov, V. V. 2004. Pliocene small mammals (Mammalia, Lipotyphla, Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, Rodentia) from Muselievo (north Bulgaria). Geodiversitas 26 (3): 403-491.

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