Drylands vesper mouse

Drylands vesper mouse

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

 

The Drylands 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 drylands vesper mouse
A young / baby of a drylands vesper mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A drylands vesper mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Countries
Argentina and Paraguay

Facts about the drylands vesper mouse

(10) field studies have been made indicating that Calomys musculinus is a natural host for Junin virus, exhibiting persistent viraemia with virus excretion in urine and saliva, without disease symptoms.

pusillus), and finally, Calomys musculinus is the species that consumes more seeds.

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