Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2
Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Comments: Earlier associated either with Palearctic hamsters in Cricetinae (e.g., Corbet, 1978c; Corbet and Hill, 1991; Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951) or with the New World neotomine Peromyscus (Ellerman, 1941, 1961). Nomenclatural association with Palaearctic hamsters seemed to reflect more the uncertainty and indecision concerning its relationships rather than conviction of its membership in Palearctic Cricetinae (Carleton and Musser, 1984; Corbet, 1978c). On the other hand, Ellerman (1941) did...
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