Ochre mole rat

Ochre mole rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Bathyergidae
Species : Cryptomys ochraceocinereus


The Ochre mole rat is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the ochre mole rat

The mole rat (Cryptomys ochraceocinereus) is one of the few near-endemic mammals in this ecoregion. (Full text)

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