Paraguayan punaré

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Paraguayan punaré
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Subfamily: Echimyinae
Tribe: Myocastorini
Genus: Thrichomys
T. pachyurus
Binomial name
Thrichomys pachyurus
(Wagner, 1845)
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The Paraguayan punaré, Thrichomys pachyurus, is a caviomorph rodent of South America from the spiny rat family.[2] With its skull averaging 55 mm long, it is the largest species in the genus Thrichomys.[3] It is found in savannas and forest edges in southwestern Brazil and northern Paraguay within the cerrado ecoregion.[1] The species tolerates a degree of habitat disturbance, and is considered abundant throughout its range.[1]

Its karyotype has 2n = 34 and FN (fundamental number) = 64.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Lacher, T. (2016). "Thrichomys pachyurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136245A22206322. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Species Thrichomys pachyurus". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1589. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ Pessôa, Leila M.; Tavares, William C.; Neves, Antonio C. A.; da Silva, André L. G. (9 March 2015). "Genus Thrichomys E.-L. Trouessart, 1980". In Patton, James L.; Pardiñas, Ulyses F. J.; D’Elía, Guillermo (eds.). Mammals of South America, Volume 2: Rodents. University of Chicago Press. pp. 997–999. ISBN 978-0-226-16957-6. OCLC 921432000.