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Title: Nyctomyini  
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Subject: Tylomyinae, Sumichrast's vesper rat
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Temporal range: Pleistocene - Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Tylomyinae
Tribe: Nyctomyini
Musser and Carleton, 2005
Type genus
Saussure, 1860


Nyctomyini is a tribe of New World rats and mice in the subfamily Tylomyinae which includes two genera, Nyctomys and Otonyctomys, each with a single species. Both are medium-sized rats with tawny to brownish fur and a hairy tail.[1]


Tribe Nyctomyini

  • Genus Otonyctomys
    • Hatt's Vesper Rat, Otonyctomys hatti
  • GenusNyctomys
    • Sumichrast's Vesper Rat, Nyctomys sumichrasti


  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894-1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.


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