Calomyscidae - mouse-like hamsters
There are eight species in this family. Mouse-like hamsters are found in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan. They have mouse-like bodies; no cheek pouches; soft, silky fur; big eyes; big, rounded ears; and very long tails. They live in crevices in barren, rocky areas and eat
seeds, flowers, and leaves.
World Status Key
Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered
Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.
US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in NH
Breeds in NH Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game
New Hampshire Species
North/Central American Species
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Mouse-like Hamster - Calomyscus bailwardi
The mouse-like hamster is found in barren, dry and rocky mountainsides with little vegetation.
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