Large vesper mouse

Large vesper mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Calomys callosus


The Large vesper mouse is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the large vesper mouse
A young / baby of a large vesper mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A large vesper mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the large vesper mouse

Brazil Junin (Argentinian) Hemorrhagic Fever Wild rodents, primarily Calomys musculinus Same as above Argentina Machupo (Bolivian) Hemorrhagic Fever The rodent Calomys callosus is the reservoir Same as above Bolivia Guanarito (Venezuelan) Hemorrhagic Fever Cane rats (Zygodontomys brevicauda) and cotton rats (Sigmodon alstoni) are the reservoirs Same as above Venezuela DISEASE RODENT TRANSMISSION REGION Colorado Tick Fever Ground squirrels, chipmunks, and Peromyscus spp.

Calomys callosus is the critecine rodent naturally infected with Machupo and Latino viruses in enzootic foci.

Vieira FERRO1 ABSTRACT: Calomys callosus is a rodent of the Cricetidae family found in the central-western region of Brazil, with great epidemiological importance because it can be infected with several pathogenic agents.

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