Brazilian spiny tree-rat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Brazilian spiny tree rat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Subfamily: Echimyinae
Tribe: Echimyini
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.[2] 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. 
  2. ^ Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.