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Proechimys  J. A. Allen, 1899
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584648

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyEchimyidae Gray, 1825  
                                           SubfamilyEumysopinae Rusconi, 1935  
                                              GenusProechimys J. A. Allen, 1899  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Proechimys brevicauda (Günther, 1877) – Short-tailed Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys canicollis (J. A. Allen, 1899) – Colombian Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys chrysaeolus (Thomas, 1898) – Boyacá Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys cuvieri Petter, 1978 – Cuvier's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys decumanus (Thomas, 1899) – Pacific Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys echinothrix da Silva, 1998 – Stiff-spine Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys gardneri da Silva, 1998 – Gardner's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys goeldii Thomas, 1905 – Goeldi's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys guairae Thomas, 1901 – Guaira Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys guyannensis (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803) – Guyenne Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys hoplomyoides (Tate, 1939) – Guyanan Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys kulinae da Silva, 1998 – Kulina Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys longicaudatus (Rengger, 1830) – Long-tailed Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys magdalenae (Hershkovitz, 1948) – Magdalena Spiny Rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys mincae (J. A. Allen, 1899) – Minca Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys oconnelli J. A. Allen, 1913 – O'Connell's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys pattoni da Silva, 1998 – Patton's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys poliopus Osgood, 1914 – Gray-footed Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys quadruplicatus Hershkovitz, 1948 – Napo Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys roberti Thomas, 1901 – Roberto's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys semispinosus (Tomes, 1860) – Tome's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys simonsi Thomas, 1900 – Simon's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys steerei Goldman, 1911 – Steere's Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys trinitatis (J. A. Allen and Chapman, 1893) – Trinidad Spiny-rat 
                                                 Species Proechimys urichi (J. A. Allen, 1899) – Sucre Spiny-rat 

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Proechimys    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Proechimys   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Proechimys   

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  Comment: Comments: Traditionally divided into 2 subgenera, Proechimys and Trinomys (Moojen, 1948; Thomas, 1921f; Woods, 1993) but Trinomys was elevated to a genus by Lara et al. (1996). Proechimys represents one of the most diverse groups of Neotropical rodents with 63 named forms. Reviewed, in part, by Reig et al. (1980), Gardner and Emmons (1984), and Patton (1987). May include Hoplomys (see Patton and Reig, 1989; Lara et al., 1996). The species-level taxonomy of the group is controversial, and in need of a...  



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