Watson's climbing rat

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Watson's climbing rat
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Tylomys
Species:T. watsoni
Binomial name
Tylomys watsoni
Thomas, 1899

Watson's climbing rat (Tylomys watsoni) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama.

Rodent Diverse order of mammals

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References

  1. Schipper, J. (2017). "Tylomys watsoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 2017: e.T22576A22340715. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T22576A22340715.en . Retrieved 9 November 2017.