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Otonyctomys hatti

Yucatán Vesper Rat

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.


Yucatán Vesper Rats are arboreal and apparently willing to move into man-made structures: one was caught in a small tree, but another was caught in traps baited with bananas on the rafter of a house, and two others high on a shelf in a thatch-roofed hut. They have hairy tails and big ears. Little is known about their habits, their food choices other than bananas, or how abundant they are.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 90-116 mm; Tail 97-127 mm

Weight:
Range: 30-36 g

References:

Anthony, H.E., 1932. American Museum Novitates, 586:1.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Otonyctomys hatti