Euryoryzomys lamia

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Euryoryzomys lamia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Euryoryzomys
E. lamia
Binomial name
Euryoryzomys lamia
(Thomas, 1901)
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Distribution of several Euryoryzomys species     Euryoryzomys lamia

Oryzomys lamia Thomas, 1901
[Euryoryzomys] lamia Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Euryoryzomys lamia, also known as the buffy-sided oryzomys[2] or monster rice rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Euryoryzomys of family Cricetidae. It is found only in central Brazil, where it lives in forest enclaves within the cerrado.[1] The species' known altitudinal range is from 700 to 900 m.[1] The main threats to its survival are the destruction and fragmentation of its forest habitat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Euryoryzomys lamia Percequillo and Weksler, 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

Literature cited[edit]

  • 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. 1149. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  • Percequillo, A.; Weksler, M. (2008). "Euryoryzomys lamia". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T15602A4890429. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T15602A4890429.en. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  • Weksler, M.; Percequillo, A. R.; Voss, R. S. (2006-10-19). "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. hdl:2246/5815. ISSN 0003-0082.