Melanomys zunigae

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Melanomys zunigae
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Melanomys
Species: M. zunigae
Binomial name
Melanomys zunigae
(Sanborn, 1949)
Synonyms
  • Oryzomys zunigae Sanborn, 1949

Melanomys zunigae, also known as Zuniga's Melanomys[2] or Zuniga's Dark Rice Rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Melanomys of family Cricetidae. Known only from a small region of coastal Peru, it is listed as "critically endangered" by the IUCN and may even be extinct.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zeballos and Vivar, 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

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