Colombian soft-furred spiny rat

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Colombian Soft-furred Spiny-rat
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Genus: Diplomys
Species: D. caniceps
Binomial name
Diplomys caniceps
(Günther, 1877)
Synonyms

Loncheres caniceps Günther, 1877

The Colombian Soft-furred Spiny-rat (Diplomys caniceps), or Arboreal Soft-furred Spiny-rat, is a species of rodent in the Echimyidae family. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delgado, C. & Gómez-Laverde, M. (2008). Diplomys caniceps. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  • Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. Pp 1538-1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.