Handleyomys rhabdops

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Handleyomys rhabdops
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Handleyomys
Species: H. rhabdops
Binomial name
Handleyomys rhabdops
(Merriam, 1901)

Oryzomys rhabdops Merriam, 1901
[Handleyomys] rhabdops: Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Handleyomys rhabdops, also known as the Highland Oryzomys[2] or Striped Rice Rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Handleyomys of family Cricetidae. It is nocturnal and is found in Guatemala and Mexico in montane forest at elevations from 1250 to 3250 m.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Reid and Vázquez, 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.
  • Reid, F. & Vázquez, E. (2008). Handleyomys rhabdops. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 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.