Euryoryzomys lamia

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Euryoryzomys lamia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Euryoryzomys
Species: E. lamia
Binomial name
Euryoryzomys lamia
(Thomas, 1901)
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Distribution of several Euryoryzomys species     Euryoryzomys lamia

Oryzomys lamia Thomas, 1901
[Euryoryzomys] lamia Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Euryoryzomys lamia, also known as the buffy-sided oryzomys[2] or monster rice rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Euryoryzomys of family Cricetidae. It is found only in central Brazil, where it lives in forest enclaves within the cerrado.[1] The species' known altitudinal range is from 700 to 900 m.[1] The main threats to its survival are the destruction and fragmentation of its forest habitat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Euryoryzomys lamia Percequillo and Weksler, 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

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