Oecomys speciosus

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Oecomys speciosus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Oecomys
Species: O. speciosus
Binomial name
Oecomys speciosus
(J.A. Allen and Chapman, 1893)

Oecomys speciosus, also known as the savannah oecomys,[2] arboreal rice rat,[1] or Venezuelan arboreal rice rat,[3] is a species of rodent in the genus Oecomys of family Cricetidae. It ranges over northeastern Colombia and much of Venezuela, including the island of Trinidad.[1] This rodent lives in tropical rainforest and tropical dry forest, including secondary forest and gallery forest, as well as in savanna habitat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Gómez-Laverde et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Duff and Lawson, 2004

Literature cited

  • Duff, A. and Lawson, A. 2004. Mammals of the World: A checklist. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-7136-6021-X.
  • Gómez-Laverde, M.; Aguilera, M.; Rivas, B.; Ochoa, J.; Woodman, N.; Emmons, L. (2016). "Oecomys speciosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016 (errata version published in 2017): e.T136624A22369832. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T15141A22369364.en. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  • Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1138. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.

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