| 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.
Head and Body: 86-118 mm; Tail 100-140 mm
Thomas, O., 1893. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 6, 11:404.
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