Malagasy giant rat

Malagasy giant rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Nesomyinae
Species : Hypogeomys antimena

 

The Malagasy giant rat is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Malagasy giant rat
A young / baby of a Malagasy giant rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Malagasy giant rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Madagascar
Malagasy giant rat habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Malagasy giant rat

Adult weight : 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 13 years

Female maturity :730 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 120 days

Weaning : 35 days

Litter size : 1

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Facts about the Malagasy giant rat

Hypogeomys antimena is the most sensitive species to disturbances within this fragile eco-system.

Malagasy Giant Rat or Hypogeomys antimena is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Endangered due to A2c.

Simone Sommer, Zoologisches Institut, Universität Hamburg, Germany The Malagasy giant jumping rat (Hypogeomys antimena) is one of the most endangered mammal species due to recent restrictions of its geographic range to less than 20 x 40 km of dry deciduous forest on the western coast

The Endangered Giant Jumping Rat of MalagasyThe Malagasy giant rat is a large, rotund, rabbit-like rodent with conspicuous large ears.

The Malagasy giant rat is a large, rotund, rabbit-like rodent with conspicuous large ears .

The Malagasy giant rat is threatened by habitat loss and competition from introduced black rats.

The Malagasy giant rat is a large, rotund, rabbit-like . (Full text)

Web); Malagasy Giant Rat #2 (138 Kb JPEG) The Malagasy giant rat is a large, rotund, rabbit-like rodent with conspicuous large ears. (Full text)

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