Hispaniolan edible rat

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Hispaniolan edible rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Genus: Brotomys
Species: B. voratus
Binomial name
Brotomys voratus
Miller, 1916

The Hispaniolan edible rat (Brotomys voratus) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Echimyidae.[2] It was found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Its natural habitat was subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

This species is known from a single report from Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdez, who documented an animal called the mohuy, similar to living spiny rats.


  1. ^ Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). Brotomys voratus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 January 2008.
  2. ^ Woods, C. A.; Kilpatrick, C. W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.