Boyaca spiny rat

Boyaca spiny rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Echimyidae
Subfamily : Eumysopinae
Species : Proechimys chrysaeolus


The Boyaca spiny rat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Boyaca spiny rat
A young / baby of a Boyaca spiny rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Boyaca spiny rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

Facts about the Boyaca spiny rat

hispidus) are the principal reservoir hosts of enzootic subtype ID viruses in Panama (46), and another species of spiny rat (Proechimys chrysaeolus) is the .

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