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SPECIES Oryzomys polius

Author:Osgood, 1913.
Citation:Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 10: 97.
Common Name:Marañon Oryzomys
Type Locality:Perú, Amazonas Dept., mountains east of Balsas, Tambo Carrizal, 5000 ft (1524 m).
Distribution:NC Perú (Amazonas, Cajamarca, Piura).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Affinities obscure; compared to O. xanthaeolus by Osgood (1913). A valid and very distinctive species, all locality records so far confined to the dry lowlands of the upper Río Marañon basin, east of the N Peruvian Andes.



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