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

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