Vesper mouse

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Vesper mouse
Temporal range: Pleistocene to Recent
Calomys laucha small vesper mouse.jpg
Calomys laucha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Calomys
Waterhouse, 1837
Species

Calomys boliviae
Calomys callidus
Calomys callosus
Calomys cerqueirai
Calomys expulsus
Calomys fecundus
Calomys hummelincki
Calomys laucha
Calomys lepidus
Calomys musculinus
Calomys sorellus
Calomys tener
Calomys tocantinsi
Calomys venustus

Synonyms

Hesperomys Waterhouse, 1839

Calomys is a genus of rodents, also called vesper mice. The genus is widely distributed in South America.

Some species are notable as the vectors of Argentinian hemorrhagic fever and Bolivian hemorrhagic fever.

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