Urar mouse-like hamster

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.[2] and subsequent prompted elevation of several subspecies of Calomyscus bailwardi to species status.

Urar mouse-like hamster
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Calomyscidae
Genus: Calomyscus
C. urartensis
Binomial name
Calomyscus urartensis
Vorontsov, Kartavtseva, Potapova, 1979


  1. ^ Shenbrot, G.; Kryštufek, B. (2016). "Calomyscus urartensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T3623A22185965. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T3623A22185965.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ 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.