Long-tailed pouched rat

Long-tailed pouched rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Cricetomyinae
Species : Beamys hindei

 

The Lesser hamster-rat, long-tailed pouched rat is listed as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the longtailed pouched rat
A young / baby of a longtailed pouched rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A longtailed pouched rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Kenya and Tanzania
Long-tailed pouched rat habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland

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