Tweedy's crab-eating rat
|Tweedy's crab-eating rat|
Tweedy's crab-eating rat (Ichthyomys tweedii) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in two disjoint regions in western Ecuador and central Panama. The species is found near fast-flowing streams in primary and secondary forest, and is known from elevations of 900 to 1700 m. It is presumed that like other members of its genus, it nocturnal and semiaquatic, and feeds on freshwater invertebrates, such as crabs. This rodent is threatened by habitat destruction and water pollution.
- Tirira, D.; Boada, C.; Samudio, R. & Pino, J. (2008). "Ichthyomys tweedii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1120. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
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