It is unnecessary here to dwell upon the worldwide distribution of the two rats Mus rattus and M.
The national history, however, furnished the theme of the Brutus and Decius, - the expulsion of the Tarquins and the self-sacrifice of Publius Decius Mus the younger.
Uromys differs from Mus in having the scales of the tail not overlapping, but set edge to edge, so as to form a sort of mosaic work.
MOUSE, in its original sense probably the name of the semidomesticated house-mouse (Mus musculus), the type of the genus Mus and of the family Muridae.
Minutus are separated from Mus as Micromys.
With the exception of Madagascar, the genus Mus ranges over practically the whole of the Old World, having indigenous representatives even in Australasia; while the house-mouse, with man's involuntary aid, has succeeded in establishing itself throughout the civilized world.
From 1869 to 1888 an observatory was properly maintained in Nancowry harbour, but after the latter year observations were recorded only in a more or less desultory way until 1897, when the station was removed to Mus in Car Nicobar.
It differs from typical rats of the genus Mus by its broader incisors, and the less distinct cusps on the molars.
In 712 Mus joined his lieutenant, and the conquest of the south was completed.
As regards the other two British species, it must suffice to say that there are several local races of each; Mus sylvaticus being represented by several in the British Isles, although there is but one British representative of M.