Hylaeamys oniscus

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Hylaeamys oniscus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Hylaeamys
Species: H. oniscus
Binomial name
Hylaeamys oniscus
(Thomas, 1904)

Oryzomys oniscus Thomas, 1904
[Hylaeamys] oniscus: Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Hylaeamys oniscus, the sowbug rice rat,[1] is a rodent species in the genus Hylaeamys of family Cricetidae. It was formerly placed in the genus Oryzomys as Oryzomys oniscus.

It occurs only in northeastern Brazil. It is close to Hylaeamys laticeps, which occurs further south in Brazil, and the two have been considered to be the same species.


  1. ^ a b Percequillo and Langguth, 2008

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