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Pittier's Crab-eating Rat
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Information
Range Venezuela
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Cricetidae
Genus Ichthyomys
Species Ichthyomys pittieri
Conservation Status
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Vulnerable

The Pittier's crab-eating rat (Ichthyomys pittieri), is a new species of crab-eating rat in the family Cricetidae. It is endemic to Venezuela. The natural habitats of this species are rivers and swamps. Its karyotype has 2n = 92 and FNa = 98. This is notable for being the highest chromosome number known for a mammal.