Giant Atlantic tree rat

Giant Atlantic tree rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Echimyidae
Subfamily : Echimyinae
Species : Echimys thomasi


The Giant atlantic tree rat 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 giant Atlantic tree rat
A young / baby of a giant Atlantic tree rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A giant Atlantic tree rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Giant Atlantic tree rat habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland

Facts about the giant Atlantic tree rat

The Giant Atlantic Tree Rat is currently listed as a vulnerable species (2003), and this particular species of rat is also endemic to Brazilian. (Full text)

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