Hispaniolan edible rat

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Hispaniolan edible rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Echimyidae
Genus: Brotomys
B. voratus
Binomial name
Brotomys voratus
Miller, 1916

The Hispaniolan edible rat (Brotomys voratus) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Echimyidae.[2] It was found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Its natural habitat was subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

This species is known from a single report from Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdez, who documented an animal called the mohuy, similar to living spiny rats.


  1. ^ Turvey, S. & Helgen, K. (2008). "Brotomys voratus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2008.
  2. ^ Woods, C.A.; Kilpatrick, C.W. (2005). "Infraorder Hystricognathi". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 1538–1600. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.