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Nectomys apicalis


Nectomys apicalis, also known as the Western Amazonian Nectomys, is a semiaquatic species of rodent in the genus Nectomys of family Cricetidae. It is found east of the Andes in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, east into western Brazil; further to the east, it is replaced by N. rattus. It lives near watercourses in lowland tropical rainforest.

Literature cited

Gomez-Laverde, M., Rivas, B. and Weksler, M. 2008. . In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. < www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on December 8, 2009.

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

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