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Oxymycterus nasutus (The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (Pl. 17) BHL40299903)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Myomorpha
Superfamilia: Muroidea

Familia: Cricetidae
Subfamilia: Sigmodontinae
Tribus: Akodontini
Genus: Oxymycterus
Species: Oxymycterus nasutus

Oxymycterus nasutus (Waterhouse, 1837)

Holotype: BMNH, adult indet., skin and skull.

Type locality: “Maldonado,” Maldonado Dept., Uruguay.

Mus nasutus Waterhouse, 1837: 16 [original combination]
O[xymycterus]. nasutus: Pictet, 1843: 211 [name combination]

Primary references

Waterhouse, G.R. 1837. Characters of new species of the genus Mus, from the collection of Mr. Darwin. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 5: 15–21, 27–32.
Pictet, F.-J. 1843. Seconde notice sur les animaux nouveaux ou peu connus du Musée de Genève. Memoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève 10: 201–214 + plates 1–5.


Oxymycterus nasutus in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.
IUCN: Oxymycterus nasutus (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Darwin’s Hocicudo, Long-nosed Hocicudo

The long-nosed hocicudo (Oxymycterus nasutus) is a South American rodent species found in southeastern Brazil and Uruguay.[1]

It hunts grubs and worms under the cover of leaves, logs, and stones.

It has a long, flexible nose, and usually utilizes the tunnels and pathways created by other rodents.

D'Elia, G. & Teta, P. (2008). "Oxymycterus nasutus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2009.

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