Oryzomys palustris natator

Slver Rice Rat
Silver rice rat
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The silver rice rat is of generalized rat-like appearance, with a slender skull and coarse fur which is colored silver-gray along its back. This rat has a sparsely-haired tail and reaches 250 millimeters (10 inches) in total length.

Scientific Name

Oryzomys palustris natator
Common Name
Slver Rice Rat
Silver rice rat
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