Large vesper mouse

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Large vesper mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Calomys
Species: C. callosus
Binomial name
Calomys callosus
Rengger, 1830

The large vesper mouse, Calomys callosus, is a South American rodent species of the family Cricetidae.[2]

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay.

Its karyotype has 2n = 50 and FN = 66. It was formerly synonymized with C. expulsus, but the latter has 2n = 66 and FN = 68.[2]

It is particularly notable as the vector of Bolivian hemorrhagic fever.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunnum, J., Vargas, J., Bernal, N., D'Elia, G., Pardinas, U. & Teta., P. (2008). Calomys callosus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1106–1107. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.