Brazilian spiny tree-rat

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Brazilian spiny tree rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Genus: Makalata
Species: M. didelphoides
Binomial name
Makalata didelphoides
(Desmarest, 1817)

Echimys didelphoides Desmarest, 1817
Mesomys didelphoides (Desmarest, 1817)
Makalata armata (I. Geoffroy, 1838)
Makalata castanea (Allen & Chapman, 1893)
Makalata guianae (Thomas, 1888)
Makalata hispida (Lichtenstein, 1830)
Echimys longirostris Anthony, 1921

The Brazilian spiny tree rat (Makalata didelphoides) is a species of rodent in the family Echimyidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and Trinidad & Tobago where it lives in lowland tropical rainforest.[1] There is also a population in Ecuador which is referable either to this species or to Makalata macrurus. It is nocturnal, and eats seeds.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Patton, J.; Weksler, M.; Catzeflis, F. & Bonvicino, C. (2008). "Makalata didelphoides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 March 2009.