Calomys Waterhouse 1837 (vesper mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Alternative spelling: Mus (Calomys)

Synonym: Cimmaronomys Hibbard 1953

Full reference: G. R. Waterhouse. 1837. Characters of new species of the genus Mus, from the collection of Mr Darwin. Proceedings of the Zoological Society London V:15-21

Parent taxon: Phyllotini according to G. D'Elía 2003

See also Baskin 1978, Dalquest 1980, Martin et al. 2002, McKenna and Bell 1997, Salles et al. 2006 and Waterhouse 1837

Sister taxa: Auliscomys, Eligmodontia, Graomys, Kraglievichimys, Loxodontomys, Neotomys, Pardinamys, Phyllotis, Tafimys

Subtaxa: Calomys (Calomys) Calomys callosus Calomys expulsus Calomys hummelincki Calomys laucha Calomys musculinus Calomys tener Calomys tocantinsi

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Quaternary of Argentina (5 collections), Bolivia (3), Brazil (1), Peru (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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