Yellow-crowned brush-tailed rat

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Yellow-crowned brush-tailed rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Genus: Isothrix
Species: I. bistriata
Binomial name
Isothrix bistriata
Wagner, 1845

boliviensis Petter & Cuenca Aguirre, 1982
molliae Thomas, 1924
orinoci Thomas, 1989
villosus (Deville, 1852)

The yellow-crowned brush-tailed rat, Isothrix bistriata, is a South American brush-tailed rat species from the family Echimyidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and Venezuela.

They are nocturnal and arboreal animals found in lowland evergreen rainforest, probably restricted to igapó and várzea habitats. Sometimes they can be seen at the entrances of their dens, in tree holes (specially hollow palms) on the borders of rivers.


  1. ^ Patton, J. & Bonvicino, C. (2008). "Isothrix bistriata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  • Louise H. Emmons and François Feer, 1997. Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide. The University of Chicago Press.
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