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Elegant Rice Rat

Euryoryzomys nitidus, also known as the Elegant Oryzomys or Elegant Rice Rat, is a rodent species in the genus Euryoryzomys of family Cricetidae. It was previously known as Oryzomys nitidus, but is not closely related to Oryzomys as that genus is now constructed. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru in lowland tropical rainforest as well as forest in the eastern foothills of the Andes, at elevations from 50 to 2000 m.

Literature cited

Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. Pp. 8941531 in Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 3rd ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols., 2142 pp. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0

Weksler, M., A. R. Percequillo, and R.S. Voss. 2006. Ten new genera of oryzomyine rodents . American Museum Novitates 3537:129.

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