Peruvian fish-eating rat

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Peruvian fish-eating rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Neusticomys
Species: N. peruviensis
Binomial name
Neusticomys peruviensis
(Musser & Gardner, 1974)

The Peruvian fish-eating rat (Neusticomys peruviensis) is a species of semiaquatic rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only in eastern Peru, where it is known from locations at elevations from 200 to 400 m.[1]


  1. ^ a b Vivar, E. & Zeballos, H. (2008). "Neusticomys peruviensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  • 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.