Mamore arboreal rice rat

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Mamore arboreal rice rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Oecomys
Species: O. mamorae
Binomial name
Oecomys mamorae
Thomas, 1906
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 mamorae (in dark blue), Argentinean populations possibly referable to O. mamorae (light blue), and related species (green, Oecomys concolor; red, Oecomys sydandersoni).[2]

The mamore arboreal rice rat,[1] (Oecomys mamorae), also known as the Mamore oecomys[3] is an arboreal species of rodent in the genus Oecomys of family Cricetidae. Its distribution extends over much of Bolivia and into nearby Brazil and Paraguay. Although Oecomys has been recorded from Argentina, it is uncertain whether those records represent O. mamorae. It is found in a variety of habitats at elevations from 200 to 2100 m, where it feeds on fruit and green seeds.[1]


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

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