Hylaeamys laticeps

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Hylaeamys laticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Hylaeamys
Species: H. laticeps
Binomial name
Hylaeamys laticeps
(Lund, 1840)

Mus laticeps Lund, 1840
Oryzomys seuanezi Weksler et al., 1999
[Hylaeamys] laticeps: Weksler et al., 2006

Hylaeamys laticeps, also known as the Atlantic Forest oryzomys[1] or the large-headed rice rat,[2] is a species of rodent in the genus Hylaeamys of family Cricetidae.

The rodent is endemic to the Atlantic Forest region of southeastern Brazil.

The taxonomic history of Hylaeamys laticeps has been complex, and the name laticeps has been used for various members of the genera Cerradomys, Euryoryzomys, Transandinomys and Hylaeamys at different times. Until 2006, it was classified in the genus Oryzomys as Oryzomys laticeps. The species Oryzomys seuanezi is now a junior synonym of H. laticeps.


  1. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  2. ^ Percequillo and Weksler, 2008

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