Argentine hocicudo

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Argentine hocicudo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Oxymycterus
Species: O. akodontius
Binomial name
Oxymycterus akodontius
Thomas, 1921

The Argentine hocicudo (Oxymycterus akodontius) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in northern Argentina in yungas (eastern Andean mountain forest) habitat. The exact population is unknown as only three specimens have been collected and threats may be deforestation and overgrazing although the exact effects are unknown. Some authorities consider it to be conspecific with Oxymycterus paramensis, while others consider it distinct.


  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.