Colombian soft-furred spiny rat

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

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 family Echimyidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ Delgado, C. & Gómez-Laverde, M. (2008). "Diplomys caniceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2009.