Nectomys rattus

Nectomys rattus, the small-footed bristly mouse, Amazonian nectomys, Amazonian mouse,[2] or common water rat[1] is a species of rodent in the genus Nectomys of family Cricetidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela, where it lives in a variety of habitats including lowland tropical rainforest, cerrado and caatinga.[1] It is mainly found in areas close to water. It was recognized as distinct only in 2000 and its limits with other Nectomys, including Nectomys apicalis and Nectomys squamipes, remain unclear.[2]

Nectomys rattus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Nectomys
N. rattus
Binomial name
Nectomys rattus
(Pelzeln, 1883)
  • Nectomys mattensis Thomas, 1903
  • Nectomys melanius Thomas, 1910
  • Nectomys parvipes Petter, 1979


  1. ^ a b c Catzeflis et al., 2016
  2. ^ a b Musser and Carleton, 2005

Literature citedEdit

  • Catzeflis, F.; Patton, J.L.; Percequillo, A.; Bonvicino, C.R.; Weksler, M. (2017) [errata version of 2016 assessment]. "Nectomys rattus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T14474A115122209. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  • 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. p. 1133. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.