Handleyomys

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Handleyomys
Handleyomys alfaroi skull Goldman.png
Handleyomys alfaroi skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Tribe: Oryzomyini
Genus: Handleyomys
Voss, Gómez-Laverde, and Pacheco, 2002
Type species
Aepeomys fuscatus
J.A. Allen, 1912
Species

Handleyomys alfaroi
Handleyomys chapmani
Handleyomys fuscatus
Handleyomys intectus
Handleyomys melanotis
Handleyomys rhabdops
Handleyomys rostratus
Handleyomys saturatior

Handleyomys is a genus of Central and South American rodents in the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. It was first described in 2002 to include two species from the Colombian Andes which were previously included in distinct and unrelated genera, Aepeomys and Oryzomys, but which turned out to be closely related. Later, in 2006, six other species were provisionally added from Oryzomys; these are expected to be placed in new genera in the future.

The genus now includes the following species:

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