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Oryzomys rostratus (Handleyomys rostratus)

Long-nosed Oryzomys

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

The Long-nosed Oryzomys is found in both deciduous and evergreen tropical forests from Tamaulipas, Mexico down to west Nicaragua in Central America. There is very little information available about this rice rat.
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: 92-119 mm; Tail: 107-142 mm

Range: 29-58 g


Merriam, C.H., 1901. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 3:293.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Oryzomys rostratus (Handleyomys rostratus)