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Yellow-Crowned Brush-Tailed Rat

Isothrix bistriata


nocturnal and arboreal, checking us out from his tree hole


amazon, flooded forest


I spotted this in Zacambu reserve.

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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 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?

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

So cute !! :)

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 7 years ago

Thanks Kunzah!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago


Spotted by

Yavari, Loreto, Peru

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

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