Euryoryzomys legatus

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Euryoryzomys legatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Euryoryzomys
Species: E. legatus
Binomial name
Euryoryzomys legatus
(Thomas, 1925)

Oryzomys legatus Thomas, 1925
[Euryoryzomys] legatus Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Euryoryzomys legatus, also known as the Tarija oryzomys[1] or big-headed rice rat,[2] is a species of rodent in the genus Euryoryzomys of family Cricetidae. It belongs to the genus Euryoryzomys, having previously been placed in Oryzomys. It is found in the eastern Andes of northwestern Argentina and southern Bolivia.


  1. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  2. ^ Vargas et al., 2008

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