Drymoreomys is a genus of rodents in the tribe Oryzomyini, from the
Atlantic Forest of Brazil. The single species, D. albimaculatus, is
known only from the states of São Paulo and Santa Catarina and was not
named until 2011. It lives in the humid forest on the eastern slopes of
the Serra do Mar and perhaps reproduces year-round. Although its range
is relatively large and includes some protected areas, it is patchy and
threatened, and the discoverers recommend that the animal be considered
"Near Threatened" on the IUCN Red List. Within Oryzomyini, Drymoreomys
appears to be most closely related to Eremoryzomys from the Andes of
Peru, a biogeographically unusual relationship. With a body mass of
44–64 g (1.6–2.3 oz), Drymoreomys is a medium-sized rodent with
long fur that is orange to reddish-buff above and grayish with several
white patches below. The pads on the hindfeet are very well developed
and there is brown fur on the upper sides of the feet. The tail is brown
above and below. The front part of the skull is relatively long and the
ridges on the braincase are weak. The palate is short, with its back
margin between the third molars. Several traits of the genitals are not
seen in any other oryzomyine.
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