Nectomys apicalis

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Nectomys apicalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Nectomys
Species: N. apicalis
Binomial name
Nectomys apicalis
Peters, 1861

Nectomys apicalis, also known as the western Amazonian nectomys,[2] is a semiaquatic species of rodent in the genus Nectomys of family Cricetidae. It is found east of the Andes in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, east into western Brazil; further to the east, it is replaced by N. rattus. It lives near watercourses in lowland tropical rainforests.[1] Its karyotype has 2n = 38-42, and it probably represents several distinct species.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gómez-Laverde et al., 2008
  2. ^ a b Musser and Carleton, 2005

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