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Oryzomys melanotis (Handleyomys melanotis)

Black-eared Oryzomys

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

There is very little specific information about the Black-eared Oryzomys, one of the rice rats, which lives in the mountains of Mexico at low to mid-level elevations.
Please see the Alfaro's Oryzomys (Oryzomys (Handleyomys) alfaroi) and Coues's Rice Rat (Oryzomys couesi) accounts for information about some of the better-known Oryzomys and Handleyomys species.
Recent publications suggest that several species in the Oryzomys group are distinctly different from others and merit a new genus. Handleyomys is the genus preferred by IUCN; MSW3 and ITIS continue to use Oryzomys.

Range: Head and Body: 86-118 mm; Tail 100-140 mm

Range: 22-44 g


Thomas, O., 1893. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 6, 11:404.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Oryzomys melanotis (Handleyomys melanotis)