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Melanomys zunigae (Sanborn)

Zuniga’s Dark Rice Rat (Melanomys zunigae)

Zuniga’s Dark Rice Rat is, or maybe was, restricted to a small area near the coast of the Lima Province in Peru.

The species reaches a length of 20 to 24 cm, including the tail.

The original habitat this species was adapted to is now highly overgrazed by introduced goats and the rat might already be extinct.


edited: 29.04.2021