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SPECIES Oryzomys xanthaeolus

Author:Thomas, 1894.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 14: 354.
Common Name:Yellowish Oryzomys
Type Locality:Perú, Piura Dept., Tumbez.
Distribution:WC Ecuador to W Perú.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Probable mainland relative of O. galapagoensis (Gardner and Patton, 1976; Patton and Hafner, 1983). Nongeographic variation in sample from NW Perú evaluated by Lavrenchenko (1994), who documented pronounced sexual dimorphism and commented on its evolutionary significance. Stomach morphology and diet reported by Guabloche et al. (2002) for Peruvian population. Possible species status of ica deserves evaluation.



    baroni J. A. Allen, 1897
    ica Osgood, 1944

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