Short-tailed spiny rat

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Short-tailed Spiny-rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Genus: Proechimys
Species: P. brevicauda
Binomial name
Proechimys brevicauda
(Gunther, 1877)

P. bolivianus Thomas, 1901
P. gularis Thomas, 1911

The Short-tailed Spiny-rat, Proechimys brevicauda, or Huallaga Spiny Rat, is a spiny rat species from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.


  1. ^ Gómez-Laverde, M., Patton, J. & Percequillo, A. (2008). Proechimys brevicauda. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  • Infonatura
  • Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. pp 1538–1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.