Animal Database

Hi Homo sapien! Welcome to Animal Database! Anyway, did you know that you're 60% genetically similar to banana trees?


Animal Database
Animal Database
Sierra del Tontal Chinchilla Rat
Abrocoma schistacea
Range Sierra del Tontal, Argentina.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Abrocomidae
Genus Abrocoma
Species Abrocoma shistacea
Conservation Status
Data Deficient

The Sierra del Tontal chinchilla rat (Abrocoma shistacea), is a species of chinchilla rat in the Abrocomidae family. Found only in Argentina, this species was once thought to be part of the ashy chinchilla rat (Abrocoma cinerea). In 2002, Braun and Mares from the University of Oklahoma confirmed it to be a separate species. It is named for the Sierra del Tontal, where it is found.