muro-, mur-, muri-
(Latin: mouse, mice)
Murids generally have very good senses of hearing and smell and they live in a wide range of habitats from forest to grassland, and in mountain ranges.A number of murids; especially, the gerbils, are adapted to desert conditions and can survive for a long time with a minimal amount of water.
The murids are either herbivores or omnivores; that is, eating plants or a wide variety of foods.
There are about 450 species of Muridae living in different areas of the world some of which may be terrestrial, arboreal (tree), or semiaquatic; and most of them are herbivorous or insectivorous.2. Etymology: from the Latin mus and muris, "mouse".