Oenomys

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Oenomys
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Oenomys
Thomas, 1904
Species

See text.

Oenomys is a genus of African rodents. Known as rufous-nosed rats or rusty-nosed rats, they occur from Sierra Leone east to Ethiopia and as far south as northern Angola. The nose is reddish, or at least the cheeks, which suggested both the English and scientific names (oeno- means "wine-colored" and -mys denotes a mouselike animal).

Genus Oenomys - rufous-nosed rats