Nectomys palmipes

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Nectomys palmipes
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Nectomys
N. palmipes
Binomial name
Nectomys palmipes
Allen and Chapman, 1893
  • Nectomys squamipes tatei Hershkovitz, 1948

Nectomys palmipes, also known as the Trinidad nectomys[2] or Trinidad water rat,[1] is a species of semiaquatic rodent in genus Nectomys of family Cricetidae. It is found on the island of Trinidad and on the nearby mainland of Venezuela.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ochoa et al., 2016
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

Literature cited[edit]

  • Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1132. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  • Ochoa, J.; Aguilera, M.; Rivas, B.; Weksler, M. (2016). "Nectomys palmipes (errata version published in 2017)". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T14473A115122088. Retrieved 17 February 2020.