Spiny rat

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(Zool.) any South American rodent of the genus Echinomys.

See also: Rat

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Due to the difficulties in determining a reliable taxonomic identification, some families of medium-sized species, from the order Rodentia, such as Muridae and Echimyidae, as well as from the order Didelphimorphia, Didelphidae, were omitted.
Taxonomic implications of morphological variation in three species of Trinomys (Rodentia: Echimyidae) from eastern Brazil.
Systematic implications of nongeographic variation in the spiny rat genus Proechimys (Echimyidae).
Karyologic evidence of diversification of the genus Thrichomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae).
En Venezuela, los pequenos mamiferos no voladores pertenecientes a los ordenes Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Soricomorpha y Rodentia (familias Sciuridae, Heteromyidae, Cricetidae, Caviidae y Echimyidae) constituyen el 31% de la fauna de mamiferos documentada para el pais, con 19 especies endemicas (Sanchez-Hernandez y Lew, 2012), a las cuales hay que adicionar Cryptotis aroensis y C.
EMMONS, L.H., 2005.--A revision of the genera of arboreal Echimyidae (Rodentia: Echimyidae, Echimyinae), with descriptions of two new genera: 247-310 (in) LACEY, E.& MYERS, P.