Handleyomys intectus

Handleyomys intectus, also known as the white-footed Handley's mouse[1] or Colombian rice rat,[2] is a species of rodent in the genus Handleyomys of family Cricetidae. It occurs only in Colombia. It was previously included in Oryzomys (as Oryzomys intectus), but is closely similar to Handleyomys fuscatus (previously Aepeomys fuscatus), and accordingly both species were placed in the new genus Handleyomys in 2002.

Handleyomys intectus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Handleyomys
H. intectus
Binomial name
Handleyomys intectus
(Thomas, 1921)

Oryzomys intectus Thomas, 1921
Handleyomys intectus: Voss, Gómez-Laverde, and Pacheco, 2002


  1. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  2. ^ Gómez-Laverde and Delgado, 2008

Literature citedEdit

  • Gómez-Laverde, M. & Delgado, C. 2008. Handleyomys intectus. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 April 2009.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Weksler, M.; Percequillo, A. R.; Voss, R. S. (19 October 2006). "Ten new genera of oryzomyine rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae)". American Museum Novitates. New York: American Museum of Natural History. 3537: 1–29. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2006)3537[1:TNGOOR]2.0.CO;2. hdl:2246/5815. ISSN 0003-0082.