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Yellow-Crowned Brush-Tailed Rat

Isothrix bistriata

Description:

nocturnal and arboreal, checking us out from his tree hole

Habitat:

amazon, flooded forest

Notes:

I spotted this in Zacambu reserve.

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6 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Tiz, Mona and Rieko. There's not too much difference with squirrels and rats as they are both rodents. I'm not sure that the link has a valid scientific point, it's more about marketing.

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Oh, this is so cute..
What is the difference between rats and squirrels?
Someone said "A squirrel is nothing more than a rat with a nice tail". Is that rught? http://www.thecocoabeachpost.com/2013/02...

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

So cute !! :)

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

Ha, it looks like his eyes will pop out any second! The second picture is great, what a funny looking rat!

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks Kunzah!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Amazing!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Yavari, Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Dec 7, 2012
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

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