Bristle-spined rat

Bristle-spined rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Echimyidae
Subfamily : Chaetomyinae
Species : Chaetomys subspinosus


The Bristle-spined rat, thin-spined porcupine is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the bristlespined rat
A young / baby of a bristlespined rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A bristlespined rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Bristle-spined rat habitats
Artificial / Terrestrial, Dry savanna, Plantations and Savanna

Facts about the bristle-spined rat

15), represents a genus in which the whole upper surface of the body is protected by long white-tipped spines; Chaetomys subspinosus is clothed with strong wavy bristles. (Full text)

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