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Oecomys bicolor

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rodentia
Genus  Oecomys
Higher classification  Oecomys
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Cricetidae
Scientific name  Oecomys bicolor
Rank  Species
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Similar  Oecomys, Neacomys, Oecomys concolor, MacConnell's Rice Rat, Mammal

Oecomys bicolor, also known as the white-bellied oecomys or bicolored arboreal rice rat, is a species of rodent in the genus Oecomys of family Cricetidae. It has a wide distribution in the Amazon biome, occurring in northwestern Brazil, northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, eastern Colombia, much of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, and extends into eastern Panama, but it may contain more than one species.

Literature cited

  • Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894–1531 in Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols., 2142 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0
  • Pino, J., Patton, J., Catzeflis, F., Weksler, M., Bonvicino, C., Costa, L. and Emmons, L. 2008. Oecomys bicolor. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on November 30, 2009.
  • References

    Oecomys bicolor Wikipedia


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