Hylaeamys tatei

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Hylaeamys tatei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Hylaeamys
Species: H. tatei
Binomial name
Hylaeamys tatei
(Musser, Carleton, Brothers & Gardner, 1998)

Oryzomys tatei Musser, Carleton, Brothers & Gardner, 1998
[Hylaeamys] tatei: Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Hylaeamys tatei, also known as Tate's oryzomys[2] or Tate's rice rat,[1] is a South American rodent species of the family Cricetidae. It is known only from the eastern foothills of the Andes in central Ecuador, where it has been found at elevations from 1130 to 1520 m.[1] H. tatei is most closely related to H. yunganus, which occurs throughout Amazonia. The species is found in tropical rainforest and is terrestrial and probably nocturnal.[1] It is named after American zoologist George Henry Hamilton Tate.


  1. ^ a b c d Tirira and Weksler, 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

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