Andean rat

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Andean rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Genus: Lenoxus
Thomas, 1909
L. apicalis
Binomial name
Lenoxus apicalis
(J.A. Allen, 1900)[1][2]
  • Oxymycterus apicalis, J.A. Allen, 1900[2]
  • Lenoxus apicalis, Thomas, 1909[2]

The Andean rat (Lenoxus apicalis) is the only species in the genus Lenoxus. It is a rodent in the tribe Akodontini found on the eastern slopes of the Andes of eastern Peru and western Bolivia.


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  2. ^ a b c Patton J.L.; Pardiñas U.F.J.; D’Elía G., eds. (2015). Mammals of South America, Volume 2: Rodents. University of Chicago Press. p. 231. ISBN 9780226169576.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Andrew Duff and Ann Lawson (2004). Mammals of the World: A checklist. A & C Black. ISBN 071366021X.