Gorgas's Rice Rat

Gorgas's Rice Rat

Gorgas's Rice Rat (Oryzomys gorgasi) is a species of rodent in the genus Oryzomys of family Cricetidae. It is limited to the lowlands of northwestern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela. The Curaçao Rice Rat (Oryzomys curasoae) may be an insular representative of this species. It was named after physician and entomologist William Crawford Gorgas.


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