Cerradomys scotti

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Cerradomys scotti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Cerradomys
Species: C. scotti
Binomial name
Cerradomys scotti
(Langguth and Bonvicino, 2002)

Oryzomys scotti Langguth and Bonvicino, 2002
Oryzomys andersoni Brooks and Baker, 2004
[Cerradomys] scotti Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006
Cerradomys andersoni Dunnum and Vargas, 2008

Cerradomys scotti, also known as Lindbergh's oryzomys,[2] is a rodent species from South America in the genus Cerradomys. It is terrestrial and is found in the cerrado (savanna) ecozone of south central Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.[1] The species is common and appears to tolerate a degree of agricultural habitat modification.[1]

It was first described in 2002 as Oryzomys scotti, after zoologist Scott Lindbergh.[3] In 2004, another new species, Oryzomys andersoni, was described by a team from Texas Tech University on the basis of a specimen taken at Pozo Mario, Santa Cruz Department, southeastern Bolivia. It was named after eminent mammalogist Sydney Anderson in honor of his contributions to the study of Bolivian mammals.[4] It was subsequently recognized as belonging to the same species as Oryzomys scotti on the basis of morphological and molecular evidence.[5] In 2006, the species was transferred to the new genus Cerradomys, so that it became known as Cerradomys scotti, with Oryzomys andersoni as a junior synonym.[6]

The holotype of Oryzomys andersoni has a white belly and a grey–brown back with a black dorsal stripe. It has head-body length 111 mm, tail length 122 mm, hindfoot length 30 mm, ear length 17 mm and weight 37 g.[7] It was collected in cerrado habitat. Other mammals found in the same area include Monodelphis domestica, Proechimys longicaudatus, Sciurus spadiceus, Galea spixii, Dasyprocta punctata, the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), the crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous), the red brocket (Mazama americana), and the brown brocket (Mazama gouazoupira).[8]


  1. ^ a b c Bonvicino et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Percequillo et al., 2008
  4. ^ Brooks et al., 2004, p. 3
  5. ^ Percequillo et al., 2008, p. 21
  6. ^ Weksler et al., 2006
  7. ^ Brooks et al., 2004, p. 4
  8. ^ Brooks et al., 2004, p. 6

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