Handleyomys rostratus

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Handleyomys rostratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Handleyomys
Species: H. rostratus
Binomial name
Handleyomys rostratus
(Merriam, 1901)

Oryzomys rostratus Merriam, 1901
[Handleyomys] rostratus: Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Handleyomys rostratus, also known as the long-nosed oryzomys,[2] long-nosed rice rat,[1] or rusty rice rat[3] is a species of rodent in the genus Handleyomys of family Cricetidae. It is found in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. It is nocturnal and is found in forests at elevations from sea level to 1200 meters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Reid and Vázquez, 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Duff and Lawson, 2004

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