IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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South American water rats are found in moist forested areas in north and central South America. Their geographic range extends from the northern coast of South America to southern Brazil (encompassing the surrounding area of Misiones, Argentina) and from the Atlantic coast of Brazil to the eastern slope of the central region of the Andes mountain range.

Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )


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