Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster

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Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Calomyscidae
Genus: Calomyscus
Species: C. mystax
Binomial name
Calomyscus mystax
Kashkarov, 1925

The Great Balkhan mouse-like hamster (Calomyscus mystax) is a species of rodent in the family Calomyscidae. It is found in southwestern Turkmenistan, northern Iran and southern Azerbaijan. It was first discovered by the famed Soviet Zoologist and Ecologist, Daniil Nikolaevich Kashkarov (1878–1941) in 1925.


  1. ^ Tsytsulina, K. (2008). "Calomyscus mystax". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 March 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern