Oecomys concolor

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Oecomys concolor
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Oecomys
O. concolor
Binomial name
Oecomys concolor
Wagner, 1845
Map of South America marked green in southeastern Colombia, southern Venezuela, and northwestern Brazil; red in a narrow strip in northeastern Bolivia; dark blue in much of eastern Bolivia, much of Paraguay, and nearby Brazil; and light blue in a small area in northeastern Argentina.
Distribution of Oecomys concolor (in green) and related species (red, Oecomys sydandersoni; dark blue, Oecomys mamorae; light blue, Oecomys close to O. mamorae).[2]

Oecomys concolor, also known as the unicolored oecomys,[3] unicolored rice rat,[1] or unicolored arboreal rice rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Oecomys of family Cricetidae. It is found in tropical rainforest in the Amazon biome, but its range is poorly documented; it has been recorded in northwestern Brazil, southeastern Colombia, and southern Venezuela.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Costa et al., 2008
  2. ^ Carleton et al., 2009, fig. 6, p. 26
  3. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  4. ^ Carleton et al., 2009, fig. 6

Literature cited[edit]

  • Carleton, M.D., Emmons, L.H. and Musser, G.G. 2009. A new species of the rodent genus Oecomys (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae: Oryzomyini) from eastern Bolivia, with emended definitions of O. concolor (Wagner) and O. mamorae (Thomas). American Museum Novitates 3661:1–32.
  • Costa, L., Percequillo, A., Weksler, M., Langguth, A., Patton, J. and Catzeflis, F. 2008. Oecomys concolor. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on November 30, 2009.
  • Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894–1531 in Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols., 2142 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0