Hi
I heard that there are more bones in a mouse than a human adult who has 206
could you please advise the number of bones in the common mouse
to agree with this statement or disprove it
I do hope you can assist in my quest
thank you
john mills

no one has answered John so i guess none of us know. I certainly can't readily find the answer in any of my sources. Empirically I would guess the numbers might be roughly similar.

Mice do indeed have more bones that humans because, while their overall compliment of bones is about the same as ours (about 206 in an adult), they have a long tail consisting of about 25 vertebrae (we have a tail of course [the coccyx], but it consists of just four vertebrae). I have a few mouse skeletons to hand but am not about to go count all to bones to check this however.