Lundomys molitor (Winge, 1887:14)

Lund's amphibious rat, Greater marsh rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hesperomys molitor Winge, 1887:14; Oryzomys molitor (Winge, 1887:14); Calomys molitor (Winge, 1887:14); Holochilus molitor (Winge, 1887:14); Holochilus magnus Hershkovitz, 1955


Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene

Rediscovered in 1993



Brazil & Uruguay


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Winge, H. (1887). Jordfundne og nulevende Gnavere (Rodentia) fra Lagoa Santa, Minas Geraes, Brasilien. E Museo Lundii 1(3): 200 pp. + 8 pls.


Other references:

Brandão, Marcus Vinicius and Fegies, Ana Claudia. (2017). Range extension of Lundomys molitor (Winge, 1887) (Mammalia: Rodentia: Cricetidae) to eastern Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. Check List 13(3): 2101.

Hershkovitz, P. (1955). South American marsh rats, genus Holochilus, with a summary of sigmodont rodents. Fieldiana: Zoology 37: 639-673, + pls. 17-29.

Voss, Robert S. and Carleton, Michael D. (1993). A New Genus for Hesperomys molitor Winge and Holochilus magnus Hershkovitz (Mammalia, Muridae) with an Analysis of Its Phylogenetic Relationships. American Museum Novitates 3085: 39 pp., 17 figures, 6 tables. [automatic download]


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