Giant tree rat

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Giant tree rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Subfamily: Echimyinae
Genus: Toromys
Iack-Ximenes, De Vivo & Percequillo 2005
Species: T. grandis
Binomial name
Toromys grandis
(Wagner, 1845)

Loncheres grandis Wagner, 1845
Echimys grandis (Wagner, 1845)
Makalata grandis (Wagner, 1845)

The giant tree rat (or white-faced tree rat), Toromys grandis, formerly known as Echimys grandis, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in flooded forest on both sides of the Amazon in Brazil.[1] It is the only species in the genus Toromys.


  1. ^ a b Percequillo, A. & Patton, J. (2008). Toromys grandis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.