Woolly-headed spiny tree rat

Woolly-headed spiny tree rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Echimyidae
Subfamily : Eumysopinae
Species : Mesomys leniceps

 

The Woolly-headed spiny 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 woollyheaded spiny tree rat
A young / baby of a woollyheaded spiny tree rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A woollyheaded spiny tree rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Peru

Facts about the woolly-headed spiny tree rat

Woolly-Headed Spiny Tree Rat or Mesomys leniceps is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

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