Coelomys Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Muridae Genus: Mus Subgenus: Coelomys
Distribution and habitat
The four species in the subgenus Coelomys are restricted to tropical evergreen lowland and mountain forests of Sri Lanka, southern India, mainland Southeast Asia, Sumatra, and Java. Beneath the forest understory, they live in moist or cool environments, often near streams and other water sources, or in wet, mossy habitats at high elevations.
- Sumatran Shrewlike Mouse, Mus crociduroides (Western Sumatra)
- Mayor's Mouse, Mus mayori (Sri Lanka)
- Gairdner's Shrewmouse, Mus pahari (Northeastern India to southwestern Cambodia and northern Vietnam)
- Volcano Mouse, Mus vulcani (Western Java)