American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2007 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.


Cyprus Mouse
Cyprus map

A new mouse species was discovered in Cyprus that was originally thought to be just a variant of the common house mouse. Scientists say this new mouse (Mus cypriacus) is a surviving remnant of indigenous Cypriot fauna which mostly went extinct with the arrival of humans to the island. It is believed to be the only pre-human rodent still in existence there.

June 1, 2015