chinchilla rat

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Synonyms for chinchilla rat

ratlike rodent with soft fur and large ears of the Andes

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Especimenes de la familia Abrocomidae son relativamente raros en colecciones de historia natural.
Las formas vivientes de Octodontoidea se agrupan en las familias Octodontidae, Echimyidae, Abrocomidae y Capromyidae, abarcando las dos primeras la mayor cantidad de especies.
bennettii is a relative big abrocomidae rodent (>80 g) being eaten in central Chile by raptorial birds such as Athene cunicularia and carnivores such as Lycalopex culpaeus (Meserve et al.
Abrocomidae currently consists of two genera: Abrocoma, with eight recognized species (Braun and Mares, 2002; Woods and Kilpatrick, 2005), and the recently described Cuscomys, with two species: C.
Abrocomidae, Echimyidae, y Myocastoridae), mientras que otros se ocupan de grupos de especies ("Abrotrichinos"), suponemos atendiendo a la complejidad del grupo y/o a la mayor o menor inclinacion del (los) autores.
Its heavy build, blockish head and fleshy nose suggested affinities with the caviomorphs, probably either the Abrocomidae (chinchilla rats) or the Echimyidae (spiny rats).