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Oligoryzomys longicaudatus
Oligoryzomys longicaudatus
Photographer: Richard D. Sage

ID: 0000 0000 0711 1264 (2011-07-15)

Copyright © 2011 Richard Sage

  • date of photo  Oct 16, 2001
  • location   Depto. Huiliches, western shoreline of Lago Currhue Grande (Prov. Neuquén, Argentina)
  • family Cricetidae
  • species associated with this habitat: Oligoryzomys longicaudatus  
  • notes   This series of four photographs show numbers of drowned mice that were blown onto the shoreline. Most of the mice in these pictures are 'Colilargos' (Oligoryzomys longicaudatus). These mass drownings occurred on all of the regional lakes at this time (i.e., Southern Hemisphere springtime), and followed the flowering and seeding of the native bamboo (Chusquea culeou) in the preceding growing season (2000-2001) and increase in mice to plague numbers that autumn. The mice in this picture are floating at the surface of the crystal clear water of the lake amidst some rocks. The water here is about 15 inches deep. See CalPhoto 0000-0000-0711-1203, ...-1259, and ...-1260 for pictures of the Colilargo mouse.
  • camera   Canon QL/FT & 50 mm lens
  • photo category: Animal - Mammal

  • common names   Colilargo (photographer)
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