Urar mouse-like hamster
|Urar mouse-like hamster|
| Calomyscus urartensis|
Vorontsov, Kartavtseva, Potapova, 1979
The Urar mouse-like hamster or Azerbaijani mouse-like hamster (Calomyscus urartensis) is a medium-sized mouse-like hamster from Nakhichevan, Azerbaijan and northwestern Azarbaijan Province, Iran. It is among the better studied representatives of this poorly known genus. The initial species description was based on a unique chromosome number (2n=32; FNa=42) called a karyotype. The species status has been confirmed with other chromosomal studies and morphometric studies. The species description by Vorontsov et al. and subsequent prompted elevation of several subspecies of Calomyscus bailwardi to species status.
- Shenbrot, G. & Kryštufek, B. (2008). "Calomyscus urartensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern
- Vorontsov, N. N., I. Kartavtseva, and E. G. Potapova. 1979. [Systematics of the genus Calomyscus. 1. Karyological differentiation of the sibling species from Transcaucasia and Turkmenia and a review of species in the genus Calomyscus] (in Russian). Zoologichaskii Zhurual, 58:1391-1397.