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Burrowing mice
Temporal range: Pleistocene - Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Tribe: Akodontini
Genus: Juscelinomys
Moojen, 1965

Juscelinomys candango
Juscelinomys guaporensis
Juscelinomys huanchacae

Juscelinomys is a genus of burrowing mice. The name is derived from Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira who created the city of Brasilia where the Brasilia burrowing mouse was discovered.There are two living species:

A fourth species, J. talpinus, is known only from subfossil remains. Some authorities treat it as a distinct species or a senior synonym for one or all species in Juscelinomys (Musser and Carleton, 2005).