Candango mouse

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Candango mouse
Jusceliomys candango.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Juscelinomys
J. candango
Binomial name
Juscelinomys candango
Moojen, 1965

Juscelinomys talpinus Winge, 1887

The candango mouse or candango akodont (Juscelinomys candango) is an extinct rodent species from South America.[2] It was found around Brasilia in 1960, but its habitat has been overtaken by urban sprawl, and is now presumed extinct.


  1. ^ Leite, Y. & Patterson, B. (2008). "Juscelinomys candango". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T10946A3228892. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T10946A3228892.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1121-1122. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.