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Oryzomys saturatior (Handleyomys saturatior)

Cloud Forest Oryzomys

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae


Conservation Status: Near Threatened.

In spite of its fairly wide distribution in wet mountain forests in much of Central America, there is very little information available about the Cloud Forest Oryzomys, one of the rice rats.
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


Merriam, C.H., 1901. Proceedings of the Washingon Academy of Sciences, 3:290.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Oryzomys saturatior (Handleyomys saturatior)