Giant tree rat

Giant tree rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Echimyidae
Subfamily : Echimyinae
Species : Echimys grandis


Keywords: white

The Giant tree 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 giant tree rat
A young / baby of a giant tree rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A giant tree rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

Facts about the giant tree rat

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