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Oryzomys caracolus  Thomas, 1914
Taxonomic Serial No.: 970703

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Costa Central Oryzomys [English]
  Valid Name: Nephelomys caracolus (Thomas, 1914)
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  Current Standing: invalid - original name/combination   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Oryzomys caracolus, Costa Central Oryzomys [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Weksler, Marcelo, Alexandre Reis Percequillo, and Robert S. Voss  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Ten New Genera of Oryzomyine Rodents (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Museum Novitates, no. 3537   
  Page(s): 1-29   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0003-0082   
  Notes: Available online at; doi: 10.1206/0003-0082(2006)3537[1:TNGOOR]2.0.CO;2   
  Reference for: Oryzomys caracolus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: South America  



  Comment: Comments: Although long ranked as a species (Ellerman, 1941; Gyldenstolpe, 1932), caracolus was considered a synonym of O. capito (= O. megacephalus) by Hershkovitz (1960) and Cabrera (1961) and of O. albigularis by Musser and Carleton (1993). Karyotypic and morphometric assessments among Venzuelan populations led Aguilera et al. (1995) and Márquez et al. (2000) to view O. caracolus and O. meridensis as distinct species. Rivas and Pefaur (1999a) obtained similar but not wholly concordant geographic p...  



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