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Vesper mice

taxon links Not MonophyleticPhylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Phyllotini Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Phyllotini

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The phylogenetic relationships within Calomys are rendered suspect because the species level taxonomy is very confused (no two treatments agree on the number or names of species). Names are not always used consistently across systematic studies and species sampling is limited, leaving it very difficult to integrate the various studies. A phylogenetic study of the entire tribe (Steppan 1995) indicated that sorellus was the sister species to all other phyllotines and not a member of Calomys. However, there was little support for this or other hypotheses, and sorellus is here placed in Calomys for convience pending more comprehensive phylogenetic studies.

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Other Names for Calomys

Information on the Internet

Mammal Species of the World: a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Internet version.
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Tree of Life Web Project. 1996. Calomys. Vesper mice. Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Calomys/16675/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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