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Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Hystricomorpha
Family: Echimyidae
Subfamily: Dactylomyinae
Genus: Dactylomys
Saint-Hilaire, 1838

Dactylomys boliviensis
Dactylomys dactylinus
Dactylomys peruanus

Dactylomys is the genus of South American bamboo rats[1] or coro-coros.[citation needed] Coro-coros are arboreal members of the family Echimyidae. This genus contains three species:


  1. ^ Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Genus Dactylomys". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1576. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.