lophiomys, n. [NL., fr. Gr. lofia` a mane, bristly ridge + my^s a mouse.].
A very singular rodent (Lophiomys Imhausi) of Northeastern Africa. It is the only known representative of a special family (Lophiomyidæ), remarkable for the structure of the skull. It has handlike feet, and the hair is peculiar in structure and arrangement. [1913 Webster]