Red Crested Tree Rat
The Red Crested Soft-furred Spiny-rat (Diplomys rufodorsalis) is a species of rodent in the Echimyidae family. Following a review of the genus Diplomys, it is now usually placed in the monotypic genus Santamartamys instead. It is only known from two specimens from the Santa Marta Mountains in Colombia. It has been reported as occurring in humid montane forest, but its habitat preference as well as most of its life history is essentially unknown. As indicated by its specific name, it is largely rufous above.
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