Nyctomyini

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Nyctomyini
Temporal range: Pleistocene - Recent
Scotinomys teguina, Nyctomys sumichrasti.jpg
Nyctomys sumichrasti (right)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Tylomyinae
Tribe: Nyctomyini
Musser and Carleton, 2005
Type genus
Nyctomys
Saussure, 1860[1]
Genera

Otonyctomys
Nyctomys

Nyctomyini is a tribe of New World rats and mice in the subfamily Tylomyinae which includes two genera, Nyctomys and Otonyctomys, each with a single species. Both are medium-sized rats with tawny to brownish fur and a hairy tail.[1]

Classification[edit]

Tribe Nyctomyini

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Musser and Carleton, 2005, p. 1187
  • 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.