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SPECIES Oryzomys dimidiatus

Author:Thomas, 1905.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 15: 586.
Common Name:Nicaraguan Oryzomys
Type Locality:Nicaragua, Zelaya Dept., Río Escondido, 7 mi (11 km) below Rama.
Distribution:SE Nicaragua.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Described as a species of Nectomys and included therein as incertae sedis by Hershkovitz (1944). Later designated as the type species of Micronectomys, subgenus Oryzomys, by Hershkovitz (1948b), who afterwards (1970) acknowledged the taxon as a nomen nudum (also see Pine and Wetzel, 1975:653). Morphological features resemble those of the O. couesi-palustris complex (Hershkovitz, 1970), a relationship supported by Sánchez et al. (2001). Only two specimens known (see Jones and Engstrom, 1986).



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