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Calomyscidae - mouse-like hamsters

mouselikehamsterThere 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 Least Concern Near Threatened Near Threatened Vulnerable Vulnerable Endangered Endangered
Critically Endangered Critically Endangered extinct in the wild Extinct in the Wild extinct 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 US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH
breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species


Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Mouse-like Hamster -  Calomyscus bailwardi Least Concern Asia
Baluchi Brush-tailed Mouse -  Calomyscus baluchi Least Concern Asia
Goodwin’s Brush-tailed Mouse -  Calomyscus elburzensis Least Concern Asia
Noble Calomyscus -  Calomyscus grandis Least Concern Asia

  Hotson's Brush-tailed Mouse -  Calomyscus hotsoni Least Concern Asia
Afghan Mouse-like Hamster -  Calomyscus mystax Least Concern Asia
Tsolov's Mouse-like Hamster -  Calomyscus tsolovi Least Concern Asia
Urartsk Mouse-like Hamster -  Calomyscus urartensis Least Concern Asia

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Mouse-like Hamster -  Calomyscus bailwardi profile Photos Least Concern Asia
The mouse-like hamster is found in barren, dry and rocky mountainsides with little vegetation.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School