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Calomys (vesper mouse)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Taxonomy
Mus (Calomys) was named by Waterhouse (1837). It is extant.

It was reranked as Calomys by Hershkovitz (1962), Baskin (1978), McKenna and Bell (1997), D'Elía (2003) and Salles et al. (2006).

It was assigned to Mus by Waterhouse (1837); to Cricetidae by McKenna and Bell (1997); to Phyllotini by Hershkovitz (1962), Baskin (1978) and D'Elía (2003); and to Sigmodontinae by Salles et al. (2006).

Species lacking formal opinion data
Sister taxa
C. (Calomys)

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1837Mus (Calomys) Waterhouse p. 21
1953Cimmaronomys Hibbard
1962Calomys Hershkovitz
1978Calomys Baskin p. 126
1997Calomys McKenna and Bell
2003Calomys D'Elía p. 314
2006Calomys Salles et al. p. 9

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
infraorderMyodontaSchaub 1958
superfamilyMuroideaIlliger 1811
familyCricetidaeFischer von Waldheim 1817
subfamilySigmodontinaeWagner 1843
Oryzomyalia
tribePhyllotini
genusCalomys()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. R. Waterhouse 1837Front molar with three indentations of enamel on the inner side and two on the outer; second molar with two on the inner and two on the outer; and the last molar with one on each side. Type Mus (Calomys) bimaculatus.