Pygmy rice rats

Pygmy rice rats

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Genus : Oligoryzomys


Facts about the genus Oligoryzomys, the pygmy rice rats

Andes virus (ANDV) has been responsible for most of the >400 cases recorded in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay; Oligoryzomys is the predominant rodent carrier. (Full text)

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