Woolly-headed spiny tree-rat

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Woolly-headed spiny tree-rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Genus: Mesomys
Species: M. leniceps
Binomial name
Mesomys leniceps
Thomas, 1926

The woolly-headed spiny tree-rat (Mesomys leniceps) is a species of rodent in the family Echimyidae. It is endemic to Peru.


  1. ^ Zeballos, H.; Vivar, E. & Patterson, B. (2008). "Mesomys leniceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.