Euryoryzomys legatus

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Euryoryzomys legatus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Euryoryzomys
Species: E. legatus
Binomial name
Euryoryzomys legatus
(Thomas, 1925)

Oryzomys legatus Thomas, 1925
[Euryoryzomys] legatus Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Euryoryzomys legatus, also known as the Tarija oryzomys[2] or big-headed rice rat,[3] is a species of rodent in the genus Euryoryzomys of family Cricetidae. It belongs to the genus Euryoryzomys, having previously been placed in Oryzomys. It is found in the eastern Andes of northwestern Argentina and southern Bolivia.


  1. ^ Jayat, J. (2016). "Euryoryzomys legatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T15603A22329075. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T15603A22329075.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Vargas et al., 2008

Literature cited

  • 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.
  • Vargas, J., Weksler, M., Jayat, J.P. & Patterson, B. 2008. Euryoryzomys legatus. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 April 2009.
  • Weksler, M.; Percequillo, A. R.; Voss, R. S. (2006-10-19). "Ten new genera of oryzomyine rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae)". American Museum Novitates. New York: American Museum of Natural History. 3537: 1–29. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2006)3537[1:TNGOOR]2.0.CO;2. hdl:2246/5815. ISSN 0003-0082.

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