Oecomys auyantepui

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Oecomys auyantepui
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Oecomys
Species: O. auyantepui
Binomial name
Oecomys auyantepui
Tate, 1939

Oecomys auyantepui, also known as the Guianan oecomys[2] and north Amazonian arboreal rice rat,[3] is a species of rodent in the genus Oecomys from South America. It is found in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana,[4] and nearby regions of Venezuela and Brazil.[1] It is an arboreal rodent known from the understory of primary rainforest, found at altitudes from sea level to 1100 m.[1]

The nematode Guerrerostrongylus marginalis is an intestinal parasite of O. auyantepui.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Weksler and Bonvicino, 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Duff and Lawson, 2004
  4. ^ Catzeflis et al, 2014
  5. ^ Weirich, Jessica M.; Catzeflis, François; Jiménez, F. Agustín (2016). "Guerrerostrongylus marginalis n. sp. (Trichostrongyloidea: Heligmonellidae) from the Guianan arboreal mouse (Oecomys auyantepui) from French Guiana". Parasite. 23: 9. doi:10.1051/parasite/2016009. ISSN 1776-1042. PMC 4783586Freely accessible. PMID 26956220.  open access publication – free to read

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