Ferreira's fish-eating rat

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Ferreira's fish-eating rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Neusticomys
Species: N. ferreirai
Binomial name
Neusticomys ferreirai
Percequillo, Carmignotto & Silva, 2005

Ferreira's fish-eating rat (Neusticomys ferreirai) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is known only from one lowland tropical rainforest location in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.[1] It is named after 18th-century Brazilian naturalist Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira.[2]


  1. ^ a b Percequillo, A. & Weksler, M. (2008). "Neusticomys ferreirai". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Beolens, B.; Watkins, M.; Grayson, M. (2009-09-28). The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0801893049. OCLC 270129903.