Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Stochomys longicaudatus
The Target 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 target ratA young / baby of a target rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A target rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
CountriesBenin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda
Facts about the target rat
The target rats are also shocked (by electrodes attached to their hind paws) to provoke a display of threat behavior.
If your target rat is anywhere near a trail, draw him away before you start wailing on him. (Full text)More animals beginning with T