Crested rat

Crested rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Lophiomyinae
Species : Lophiomys imhausi

 

Keywords: nocturnal

The Crested rat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the crested rat
A young / baby of a crested rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A crested rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
Crested rat

Adult weight : 0.755 kg (1.661 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Weaning : 40 days

Litter size : 2

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the crested rat

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