Oecomys

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Oecomys
Skull shown on a black background. Viewed from above on the left, with text "6" next to it; viewed from below at the right, with text "6a".
Skull of Oecomys trinitatis from Corozal, Panama.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Tribe: Oryzomyini
Genus: Oecomys
Thomas, 1906
Species

Oecomys is a genus of rodent within the tribe Oryzomyini of family Cricetidae. It contains about 17 species, which live in trees and are distributed across forested parts of South America, extending into Panama and Trinidad.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carleton et al., 2009
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005

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