Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2
Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Comments: Detailed diagnosis, general characteristics, and natural history provided by Carleton and Musser (1984). Since Blyth (1859) described Platacanthomys as a genus of Gliridae, Platacanthomys and Typhlomys have been regarded: as a subfamily of dormice (Ellerman, 1940, 1961; Ognev, 1947; Thomas, 1896); a family related to Gliridae (Simpson, 1945); a family allied with Cricetidae (G. M. Allen, 1940; Miller and Gidley, 1918; Pavlinov et al., 1995a; Qiu, 1989); a subfamily or tribe within Cricetida...
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