Hylaeamys acritus

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Hylaeamys acritus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Hylaeamys
Species: H. acritus
Binomial name
Hylaeamys acritus
(Emmons & Patton, 2005)

Oryzomys acritus Emmons & Patton, 2005
[Hylaeamys] acritus: Weksler et al., 2006

Hylaeamys acritus, formerly Oryzomys acritus, is an oryzomyine rodent of the family Cricetidae. The name is derived from the Greek word ακριτος 'confused, doubtful', because it could easily be confused with species such as H. megacephalus and Euryoryzomys nitidus. It is known only from northeastern Bolivia; its type locality is within Noel Kempff Mercado National Park.[1] The rodent is terrestrial and is found in moist lowland semideciduous forest and savanna.[1] It has olive brown coloration on its back; the cheeks and flanks are amber, and the top of the head is dark. The coat is 9 mm long at the center of the torso. Chest fur between the front legs is thick and 3 to 4 mm long. Abdominal hairs are gray at the base and white at the top.


  1. ^ a b c Emmons, L. & Patton, J.L. (2008). "Hylaeamys acritus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 October 2009.