Phyllomys unicolor (Wagner, 1842)

Bahian giant tree rat, Unicolored tree rat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Echimys unicolor (Wagner, 1842)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1824

Rediscovered in 2004

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Bahia, Brazil


Biology & Ecology










Bonvicino, C. R. (2007). The rediscovery and conservation status of the Bahian giant tree rat Phyllomys unicolor (Mammalia: Rodentia: Echimyidae) in the Atlantic forest of Brazil. Zootaxa 1638: 51-57.

Emmons, L.H., Leite, Y.L.R., Kock, D. and Costa, L.P. 2002. A review of the named forms of Phyllomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae), with the description of a new species from coastal Brazil. American Museum Novitates 3380: 1-40.

Fabre, P.H. 2016. Family Echimyidae. In: Wilson, D.E., Lacher, T.E., Jr and Mittermeier, R.A. (eds), Handbook of Mammals of the World. Vol. 6. Lagomorphs and Rodents: Part 1., Lynx Editions, Barcelona.

Leite, Y.L. 2003. Evolution and Systematics of the Atlantic Tree Rats, Genus Phyllomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae), With Description of Two New Species. University of California Publications in Zoology 132: 1-137.

Loss, C. & Leite, Y. 2016. Phyllomys unicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6990A22210643. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.


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