Greedy olalla rat

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Greedy olalla rat
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Tribe: Echimyini
Genus: Olallamys
Species: O. edax
Binomial name
Olallamys edax
(Thomas, 1916)

The greedy olalla rat (Olallamys edax) is a species of rodent in the family Echimyidae.[2] It is found in Colombia and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The etymology of the species name corresponds to the Latin word edax meaning greedy.[3]


  1. ^ Ochoa, J.; Rivas, B. & Aguillera, M. (2008). "Olallamys edax". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Species Olallamys edax". 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. 
  3. ^ Gaffiot, Félix (1934). Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français (in French). Paris: Librairie Hachette. p. 1278. Retrieved 6 December 2017.