Hylaeamys yunganus

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Hylaeamys yunganus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Hylaeamys
Species: H. yunganus
Binomial name
Hylaeamys yunganus
(Thomas, 1902)

Oryzomys yunganus Thomas, 1902
[Hylaeamys] yunganus: Weksler, Percequillo, and Voss, 2006

Hylaeamys yunganus, also known as the Amazonian oryzomys[2] or Yungas rice rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Hylaeamys of family Cricetidae. It is found in lowland tropical rainforest throughout Amazonia, in northeastern Bolivia, eastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, southeastern Colombia, southern Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and northern Brazil. A closely related species, Hylaeamys tatei, occurs only in a small area in eastern Ecuador. Both were previously placed in Oryzomys.


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