Coues' rice rat Oryzomys couesi, copyright Paulina Arias Caballero de Miguel.

Belongs within: Cricetidae.

Oryzomys, the rice rats, are a genus of semiaquatic rodents found in southern North and South America. Members of this genus have short and coarse fur, relatively long tails and broad hind feet (Goodwin 1969).

    |--O. (Oryzomys) G69
    |    |--O. (O.) alfaroi G69
    |    |    |--O. a. alfaroi G69
    |    |    |--O. a. chapmani G69
    |    |    |--O. a. gloriaensis G69
    |    |    |--O. a. guerrerensis G69
    |    |    `--O. a. palatinus G69
    |    |--O. (O.) caudatus [=G. alfaroi caudatus] G69
    |    |--O. (O.) couesi G69
    |    |    |--O. c. couesi G69
    |    |    |--O. c. aztecus G69
    |    |    `--O. c. mexicanus G69
    |    `--O. (O.) melanotis G69
    |         |--O. m. melanotis G69
    |         `--O. m. rostratus G69
    `--O. (Oligoryzomys) G69
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ andinus IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ arenalis IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ chacoensis IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ delticola IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ destructor IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ eliurus IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ flavescens IT07
         |--O. (O.) fulvescens G69
         |    |--O. f. fulvescens G69
         |    |--O. f. lenis G69
         |    `--O. f. pacificus G69
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ griseolus IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ longicaudatus IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ magellanicus IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ microtis IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ nigripes IT07
         |--‘Oligoryzomys’ vegetus IT07
         `--O. (O.) victus Thomas 1898 IT07, AC98

Oryzomys incertae sedis:
  O. albigularis IT07
  O. aphrastus BP87
  O. argentatus BP87
  O. auriventer IT07
  O. balneator IT07
  O. bauri BP87
  O. bolivaris IT07
  O. buccinatus IT07
  O. capito IT07
  O. cozumelae BP87
  O. devius IT07
  O. dimidiatus IT07
  O. emmonsae LMZ05
  O. fernandinae BP87
  O. galapagoensis IT07
  O. gorgasi IT07
  O. hammondi IT07
  O. intectus IT07
  O. intermedius IT07
  O. keaysi IT07
  O. kelloggi IT07
  O. lamia IT07
  O. legatus IT07
  O. levipes IT07
  O. macconnelli PCS05
  O. megacephalus PCS05
  O. narboroughi BP87
  O. nelsoni BP87
  O. nitidus PCS05
  O. oniscus IT07
  O. palustris IT07
  O. peninsulae BP87
  O. polius IT07
  O. ratticeps IT07
  O. rhabdops IT07
  O. saturatior IT07
  O. subflavus IT07
  O. talamancae IT07
  O. xantheolus IT07
  O. yunganus IT07

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AC98] Alcover, J. A., X. Campillo, M. Macias & A. Sans. 1998. Mammal species of the world: additional data on insular mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248: 1–29.

[BP87] Burton, J. A., & B. Pearson. 1987. Collins Guide to the Rare Mammals of the World. Collins: London.

[G69] Goodwin, G. G. 1969. Mammals from the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, in the American Museum of Natural History. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 141 (1): 1–269, 40 pls.

[IT07] Isaac, N. J. B., S. T. Turvey, B. Collen, C. Waterman & J. E. M. Baillie. 2007. Mammals on the EDGE: conservation priorities based on threat and phylogeny. PloS One 2 (3): e296.

[LMZ05] Lambert, T. D., J. R. Malcolm & B. L. Zimmerman. 2005. Variation in small mammal species richness by trap height and trap type in southeastern Amazonia. Journal of Mammalogy 86 (5): 982–990.

[PCS05] Percequillo, A. R., A. P. Carmignotto & M. J. de J. Silva. 2005. A new species of Neusticomys (Ichthyomyini, Sigmodontinae) from central Brazilian Amazonia. Journal of Mammalogy 86 (5): 873–880.

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