Transitional colilargo

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Transitional colilargo
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification (disputed)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Tribe: Oryzomyini
Genus: Microakodontomys
Hershkovitz, 1993
Species: M. transitorius
Binomial name
Microakodontomys transitorius
Hershkovitz, 1993

The transitional colilargo (Microakodontomys transitorius) [2] also known as the intermediate lesser grass mouse,[1] is a species of rodent in the tribe Oryzomyini known only from two individuals found in the Federal District of Brazil.[1] Although described as a link between oryzomyine and akodontine rodents and placed in its own genus, Microakodontomys, Weksler and coworkers dismissed it as an aberrant Oligoryzomys.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Marinho-Filho, J. & Vieira, E. (2010). "Microakodontomys transitorius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Weksler et al., 2006

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