Nyctomys sumichrasti

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Nyctomys sumichrasti


Taxonavigation: Muroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Cricetidae
Subfamilia: Tylomyinae
Genus: Nyctomys
Species: Nyctomys sumichrasti


Nyctomys sumichrasti (Saussure, 1860)

Type locality: Mexico, Veracruz, Uvéro, 20 km NW Santiago Tuxtla (as restricted by Alvarez, 1963:583).


  • H[esperomys]. sumichrasti Saussure, 1860
  • Hesperomys (Myoxomys) salvini Tomes, 1861
  • Sitomys (Phipidomys) decolorus True, 1894
  • Nyctomys nitellinus Bangs, 1902
  • N[yctomys]. sumichrasti Bangs, 1902
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti sumichrasti (Saussure, 1860)
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti salvini (Tomes, 1862)
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti decolorus (True, 1894)
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti nitellinus Bangs, 1902
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti venustulus Goldman, 1916
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti costaricensis Goldman, 1937
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti florencei Goldman, 1937
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti pallidulus Goldman, 1937
  • Nyctomys sumichrasti colimensis Laurie, 1953


  • de Saussure M. H. 1860. Note sur complementaire quelques mammifères du Mexique. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie, Pure et Appliquee, serie 2, 12: 107.
  • Tomes, R. F. 1861. Report of a collection of mammals made by Osbert Salvin, Esq., F.Z.S., at Dueñas, Guatemala; with notes on some of the species by Mr. Fraser. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 29: 284.
  • True, F. W. 1894. Description of a new species of mouse (Sitomys decolorus) from Central America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 16: 689.
  • Bangs, O. 1902. Chiriqui mammalia. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 39: 30.
  • Goldman, E. A. 1916. A new vesper rat from Nicaragua. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 29: 155.
  • Goldman, E. A. 1937. New rodents from Middle America. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 27: 418–423.
  • Laurie, E. M. O. 1953. Rodents from British Honduras, Mexico, Trinidad, Haiti and Jamaica collected by Mr. I. T. Sanderson. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 12, 6: 390.
  • Alvarez, T. 1963. The type locality for Nyctomys sumichrasti Saussure. Journal of Mammalogy, 44: 582–583.
  • Hunt, J. L., Morris, J. E., and T. L. Best, 2004. Nyctomys sumichrasti, Mammalian Species, 754: 1–6


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Vesper Rat, Sumichrast’s Vesper Rat