Vesper rat

Vesper rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Nyctomys sumichrasti


Keywords: tail , brown , white , nocturnal

The Vesper rat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. 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 vesper rat
A young / baby of a vesper rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A vesper rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
Vesper rat

Adult weight : 0.05 kg (0.11 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 6 years

Gestation : 30 days

Weaning : 21 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 5

Interval between litters : 38 days

Weight at birth : 0.005 kg (0.011 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.04 kg (0.088 lbs)

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