Sigmodontomys alfari

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Sigmodontomys alfari
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Sigmodontomys
Species: S. alfari
Binomial name
Sigmodontomys alfari
J.A. Allen, 1897

Sigmodontomys alfari, also known as the short-tailed sigmodontomys,[2] Alfaro's rice water rat,[1] Cana rice rat,[3] or Allen's rice rat,[4] is a species of rodent in the genus Sigmodontomys of family Cricetidae. It is found from Honduras through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama into South America, where it occurs from Venezuela through Colombia to Ecuador.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Anderson et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Duff and Lawson, 2004
  4. ^ Jones and Engstrom, 1986

Literature cited[edit]

  • Anderson, R.P., Tirira, D., Samudio, R. and Timm, R. 2008. Sigmodontomys alfari. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <>. Downloaded on November 29, 2009.
  • Duff, A. and Lawson, A. 2004. Mammals of the World: A checklist. New Haven: A & C Black. ISBN 0-7136-6021-X
  • Jones, J.K., Jr. and Engstrom, M.D. 1986. Synopsis of the rice rats (genus Oryzomys) of Nicaragua. Occasional Papers, The Museum, Texas Tech University 103:1–23.
  • Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 894–1531 in Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols., 2142 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0