Handleyomys alfaroi

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Handleyomys alfaroi
Skull on black background. Viewed from above on the left, with text "1"; viewed from below on the right, with text "1a".
Skull of Handleyomys alfaroi from Cana, Panama.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Handleyomys
Species: H. alfaroi
Binomial name
Handleyomys alfaroi
(Allen, 1891)

Oryzomys alfaroi Allen, 1891

Handleyomys alfaroi, also known as Alfaro's Rice Rat[1] or Alfaro's Oryzomys,[2] is a species of rodent in the genus Handleyomys of family Cricetidae. It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. It was previously included in Oryzomys as Oryzomys alfaroi. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical lowland or montane dry forests at elevations ranging from sea level to 2500 m.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Timm et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

Literature cited[edit]

  • 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.
  • Timm, R., Matson, J., Tirira, D., Boada, C., Weksler, M., Anderson, R. P., Rivas, B., Delgado, C. & Gómez-Laverde, M. (2008). Handleyomys alfaroi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 23 April 2009.
  • Weksler, M.; Percequillo, A. R.; Voss, R. S. (19 October 2006). "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. ISSN 0003-0082. hdl:2246/5815.