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SPECIES Oryzomys rostratus

Author:Merriam, 1901.
Citation:Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci., 3: 293.
Common Name:Long-nosed Oryzomys
Type Locality:México, Puebla State, Metlaltoyuca.
Distribution:Deciduous and evergreen tropical forests from C Tamaulipas to Oaxaca and Yucatán Peninsula, México, through Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras (see Lee and Bradley, 1992), to S Nicaragua (see Jones and Engstrom, 1986).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Formerly considered a subspecies of O. melanotis (Hall, 1981; Hooper, 1953), Engstrom (1984) effectively argued the specific distinctiveness of O. rostratus (also see account of O. melanotis). Homogeneity of populations assigned to O. rostratus warrants additional study.



    carrorum Lawrence, 1947
    megadon Merriam, 1901
    salvadorensis Felton, 1958
    yucatanensis Merriam, 1901

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