Oryzomys Baird 1857 (rice rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Parent taxon: Oryzomyini according to G. D'Elía 2003

See also Alroy 2002, Kurten and Anderson 1980, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Salles et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Agathaeromys, Dushimys, Oecomys

Subtaxa: Oryzomys anoblepas Oryzomys barbacoas Oryzomys delticola Oryzomys flavescens Oryzomys fossilis Oryzomys fulvescens Oryzomys palustris Oryzomys ratticeps Oryzomys russatus Oryzomys subflavus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (24: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of United States (1: New Mexico)

Total: 31 collections including 39 occurrences

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