Underwood's water mouse

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Underwood's water mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Rheomys
Species: R. underwoodi
Binomial name
Rheomys underwoodi
Thomas, 1906

Underwood's water mouse (Rheomys underwoodi) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[2] It is found in Costa Rican and western Panamanian cloud forest at altitudes from 1500 to 2000 m.[1] This mouse lives near streams in highland forests and is semiaquatic; its carnivorous diet includes invertebrates.[1] Although its range is small, it includes a number of protected areas, and the population appears to be sizable; the IUCN therefore rates the conservation status of the species as "least concern".[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Naylor, L.; Roach, N. (2016). "Rheomys underwoodi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T19487A22354257. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ 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. 1167. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.