Original source: Own work
Author: David Starner
Order : Insectivora
Family : Erinaceidae
Subfamily : Hylomyinae
Species : Echinosorex gymnura
The Gymnure, moonrat 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 moonratA young / baby of a moonrat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A moonrat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Facts about the moonrat
A close cousin of the hedgehog, the Mindanao Moonrat is one species in this group that is already very rare.
At 11:16 PM, Anonymous said… You Moonrats are still concerned about your rat friends over Abu Ghraib amazing!
Not perturbed by this moderating influence he proceeded to send an innocent-looking Moonrat (is this possible?
Southeast Asia's furry Gymnures, or moonrats, are in the same family.
The Bullfrog & The Moonrat is growing on me, the more I listen to it, the more I like it.
The moonrat is a narrow animal the size of a house cat, with a long pointed muzzle.
The moonrat is notorious for its characteristic onion or rotten-garlic odor, produced by an anal glandular secretion.
moonrat is getting a new tattoo soon and her board inspired me to post this. (Full text)
MoonRat is not a member of any public groups (Full text)
Moonrats are widely distributed within their geographical range. (Full text)
The more primitive moonrats are long-legged and covered with soft, dense fur rather than spines. (Full text)
The Hainan moonrat is a member of the hedgehog family, and it frequently searches for prey in water, feeding on a range of crustaceans, mollusks, and even fish. (Full text)
Moonrats are essentially invisible foes, since they're rarely taken too seriously. (Full text)More animals beginning with M