Oecomys speciosus

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Oecomys speciosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Oecomys
Species: O. speciosus
Binomial name
Oecomys speciosus
(J.A. Allen and Chapman, 1893)

Oecomys speciosus, also known as the savannah oecomys,[2] arboreal rice rat,[1] or Venezuelan arboreal rice rat,[3] is a species of rodent in the genus Oecomys of family Cricetidae. It ranges over northeastern Colombia and much of Venezuela, including the island of Trinidad.[1] This rodent lives in tropical rainforest and tropical dry forest, including secondary forest and gallery forest, as well as in savanna habitat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Gómez-Laverde et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Duff and Lawson, 2004

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