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Aegialomys xanthaeolus

Aegialomys xanthaeolus, also known as the yellowish oryzomys[2] or yellowish rice rat,[1] is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It belongs to the genus Aegialomys in tribe Oryzomyini, which was not recognized as distinct from Oryzomys until 2006. It is found in coastal Ecuador and Peru. Though it is currently the only formally recognized mainland species of Aegialomys, at least one other exists.[3] The specific name is sometimes incorrectly spelled "xantheolus", without the second "a".

Aegialomys xanthaeolus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Aegialomys
A. xanthaeolus
Binomial name
Aegialomys xanthaeolus
(Thomas, 1894)
  • Oryzomys xanthaeolus Thomas, 1894
  • [Aegialomys] xanthaeolus: Weksler et al., 2006


  1. ^ a b Zeballos and Weksler, 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Weksler et al., 2006

Literature citedEdit

  • Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  • Weksler, M., Percequillo, A.R. and Voss, R.S. 2006. Ten new genera of oryzomyine rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae). American Museum Novitates 3537:1–29.
  • Zeballos, H. and Weksler, M. 2008. Aegialomys xanthaeolus. In IUCN. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. <>. Downloaded on November 25, 2009.