Euryoryzomys russatus

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Euryoryzomys russatus
Partial skull of a russet rice rat
Holotype partial cranium of Calomys coronatus Winge, 1887, a junior synonym.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Euryoryzomys
Species: E. russatus
Binomial name
Euryoryzomys russatus
(Wagner, 1848)

Calomys coronatus Winge, 1887
Oryzomys intermedius (Leche, 1886)
Oryzomys kelloggi Avila-Pires, 1959
Oryzomys russatus (Wagner, 1848)
[Euryoryzomys] russatus: Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Euryoryzomys russatus, also known as the russet oryzomys,[1] russet rice rat,[2] or big-headed rice rat,[3] is a species of rodent in the genus Euryoryzomys of family Cricetidae. It is a member of the genus Euryoryzomys, which was split off from Oryzomys in 2006. It is found in southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina.


  1. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  2. ^ Percequillo et al., 2008
  3. ^ Duff and Lawson, 2004

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