Noble mouse-like hamster
|Noble mouse-like hamster|
Schlitter and Setzer, 1973
The noble mouse-like hamster or the noble calomyscus, 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. 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. Musser and Carleton recognized C. grandis as a distinct species.
- Stuart, S.N. (2008). Calomyscus grandis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
- 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.
- 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.
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