Noble mouse-like hamster

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Noble mouse-like hamster
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Calomyscidae
Genus: Calomyscus
Species: C. grandis
Binomial name
Calomyscus grandis
Schlitter and Setzer, 1973

The noble mouse-like hamster or the noble calomyscus,[2][1] Calomyscus grandis, is a species of mouse-like hamster from Iran. It is the largest species of Calomyscus and was initially described as a subspecies of Calomyscus bailwardi.[3] The animal is found in the region near Teheran and is identifiable based on its large size (74–91 mm) and soft, buffy, brown dorsal pelage.[3] Musser and Carleton[2] recognized C. grandis as a distinct species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stuart, S.N. (2008). Calomyscus grandis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  3. ^ a b Schlitter, D. A. and H. W. Setzer. 1973. New Rodents (Mammalia: Cricetidae, Muridae) from Iran and Pakistan. Proceedings of the Biological Sciety of Washington, 86:163-174.