Anotomys leander Thomas, 1906

Ecuadoran ichthyomyine, Ecuador fish-eating rat, Aquatic rat, Fish-eating rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Rheomys leander Thomas, 1906


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Ecuador (north)


Biology & Ecology










Marín-C, David and Sánchez-Giraldo, Camilo. (2017). Far away from the endemism area: first record of the Ecuador fish-eating rat [i]Anotomys leander[/i] (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) in the Colombian Andes. Mammalia. DOI: [Abstract]

Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Tirira, D. & Boada, C. (2010). Anotomys leander. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T1564A4938565. Downloaded on 26 January 2017.

Voss, R.S. 1988. Systematics and ecology of Ichthyomyine rodents (Muroidea): Patterns of morphological evolution in a small adaptive radiation. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 188: 259-493.

Voss, R.S. 2003. A new species of Thomasomys (Rodentia: Muridae) from eastern Ecuador, with remarks on Mammalian diversity and biogeography in the Cordillera Oriental. American Museum Novitates 3421: 1-48.

Voss, R. S. (2015). Tribe Ichthyomyini Vorontsov, 1959. In: Patton, J.L., Pardiñas, U.F.J. and D’Elía, G. (eds), Mammals of South America, pp. 279-291. The University of Chicago Press.


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