Mammal Species of the World Logo

 

HOME --> CLASS MAMMALIA  --> ORDER RODENTIA  --> SUBORDER HYSTRICOMORPHA  --> INFRAORDER HYSTRICOGNATHI  --> FAMILY Echimyidae  --> SUBFAMILY Echimyinae  --> GENUS Makalata

SPECIES Makalata didelphoides

Author:Desmarest, 1817.
Citation:Nouv. Dict. Nat., Nouv. ed., 10: 58.
Common Name:Red-nosed Armored Tree-rat
Type Locality:Unknown, probably Brazil.
Distribution:Andes of N Ecuador and Colombia, Venezuela, Guyanas, Amazon Basin of Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago; perhaps Martinique (record probably erroneous, see Hall, 1981:1180).
Status:IUCN Data Deficient as Mesomys didelphoides, Lower Risk (lc) as Makalata armatus.
Comments:Emmons (1993a) concluded that the holotype for Echimys didelphoides was a young Makalata armata and therefore E. didelphoides Desmarest 1817 antedates Nelomys armatus I. Geoffroy (1838). Karyotype has 2n=66 and FN=110 (Lima et al., 1998). Sequence data suggest more than one species present in didelphoides (da Silva and Patton, 1993; Patton et al., 2000).
EXPORT AS CSV Back to search results

Offspring:

Synonyms:

    armatus (I. Geoffroy, 1838)
    castaneus (Allen and Chapman, 1893)
    guianae (Thomas, 1888)
    hispidus (Lichtenstein, 1830)
    longirostris (Anthony, 1921)

  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page

 

©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to dreeder@bucknell.edu