Guyanan spiny rat

Guyanan spiny rat

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


The Guyanan 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 Guyanan spiny rat
A young / baby of a Guyanan spiny rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Guyanan spiny rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela

Facts about the Guyanan spiny rat

One endemic species (Proechimys hoplomyoides) is restricted to the western Guiana Shield. (Full text)

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