Oecomys trinitatis

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Oecomys trinitatis
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
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Oecomys
Species: O. trinitatis
Binomial name
Oecomys trinitatis
(Allen & Chapman, 1893)

Oecomys trinitatis, also known as the long-furred oecomys,[2] long-furred rice rat,[1] Trinidad arboreal rice rat,[1] or big arboreal rice rat,[3] is a species of rodent in the genus Oecomys of family Cricetidae. As currently constituted, it has a wide distribution in Central America and South America, being found in southern Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, much of Brazil, eastern Ecuador, and eastern Peru. It may in fact include more than one species.[1]


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

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