Blackish grass mouse

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Blackish grass mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Thaptomys
Thomas, 1916
Species: T. nigrita
Binomial name
Thaptomys nigrita
(Lichtenstein, 1830)

Akodon nigrita (Lichtenstein, 1829)

The blackish grass mouse (Thaptomys nigrita) also formerly called the ebony akodont, is a rodent species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is the only species in the genus Thaptomys.[2]


  1. ^ Patton, J.; Catzeflis, F.; Weksler, M.; Percequillo, A.; D'Elia, G. & Pardinas, U. (2008). "Thaptomys nigrita". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1179. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.