Bennett's Chinchilla Rat (Abrocoma bennettii)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Abrocomidae
Genus Abrocoma

Abrocoma is a genus of abrocomids found in the Andes of South America, from southern Peru to central Chile. The genus contains eight species, most of which are found in isolated mountain ranges in northwestern Argentina.


Bennett's Chinchilla Rat (Waterhouse, 1837) (Abrocoma bennettii)
Bolivian Chinchilla Rat (Glanz & Anderson, 1990) (Abrocoma boliviensis)
Budin's Chinchilla Rat (Thomas, 1920) (Abrocoma budini)
Ashy Chinchilla Rat (Thomas, 1919) (Abrocoma cinerea)
Famatina Chinchilla Rat (Thomas, 1920) (Abrocoma famatina)
Sierra del Tontal Chinchilla Rat (Thomas, 1921) (Abrocoma shistacea)
Uspallata Chinchilla Rat (Braun & Mares, 2002) (Abrocoma uspallata)
Punta de Vacas Chinchilla Rat (Thomas, 1921) (Abrocoma vaccarum)

Additionally, the Machu Picchu arboreal chinchilla rat (Cuscomys oblativus) was formerly classified as A. oblativus, but has been reassigned.

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