Oligoryzomys destructor

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Oligoryzomys destructor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Oligoryzomys
Species: O. destructor
Binomial name
Oligoryzomys destructor
(Tschudi, 1844)
  • Hesperomys destructor Tschudi, 1844
  • Oryzomys stolzmanni maranonicus Osgood, 1914
  • Hesperomys melanostoma Tschudi, 1844
  • Oryzomys (Oligoryzomys) spodiurus Hershkovitz, 1940
  • Oryzomys stolzmanni Thomas, 1894

Oligoryzomys destructor, also known as Tschudi's colilargo[2] or the destructive pygmy rice rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Oligoryzomys of family Cricetidae. It is found along the eastern Andes from southern Colombia, through Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia into northern Argentina.[1] Its karyotype has 2n = 60 and FNa = 76.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Weksler et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Weksler, M.; Bonvicino, C. R. (2005-01-03). "Taxonomy of pygmy rice rats genus Oligoryzomys Bangs, 1900 (Rodentia, Sigmodontinae) of the Brazilian Cerrado, with the description of two new species" (PDF). Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 63 (1): 113–130. ISSN 0365-4508. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 

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