Lesser cane rat
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Thryonomyidae
Species : Thryonomys gregorianus
The Lesser cane 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 lesser cane ratA young / baby of a lesser cane rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A lesser cane rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
CountriesCameroon, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Lesser cane rat habitatsGrassland, Shrub Dominated Wetlands, Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Dry Grassland, Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland and Wetlands (inland)
Facts about the lesser cane rat
A sister species, namely the lesser cane rat, is found only in parts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique bordering on Zimbabwe.
The grasscutter~ (Thryonomys swinderianus and Thryonomys gregorianus) is found in many forests and savannas of Africa. (Full text)More animals beginning with L