Spiny rat

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spiny rat (Zoöl) any South American rodent of the genus Echinomys.
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Usage

In literature:

Our traps contained shrews of two species, meadow voles, Asiatic white-footed mice, spiny mice, rats, squirrels, and tree shrews.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
ECHINOMYS, or SPINY RAT, a genus of South American rodent mammals distinguished by the presence of spines among the coarse fur.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The members of the genus are entitled "Spiny Rats" since they have spines mixed with the fur.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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