Holochilus chacarius

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Holochilus chacarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Holochilus
Species: H. chacarius
Binomial name
Holochilus chacarius
Thomas, 1906

Holochilus chacarius, also known as the Chacoan marsh rat[2] or Chaco marsh rat,[1] is a semiaquatic rodent species in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Argentina and Paraguay within the Gran Chaco.


  1. ^ a b Weksler et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

Literature cited[edit]

  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Weksler, M., Brito, D., Pardinas, U., Jayat, J.P. and Teta, P. 2008. Holochilus chacarius. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 5 November 2009.