Cayenne spiny rat

Cayenne spiny rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Echimyidae
Subfamily : Eumysopinae
Species : Proechimys cayennensis


The Cayenne spiny 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 Cayenne spiny rat
A young / baby of a Cayenne spiny rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Cayenne spiny rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
Cayenne spiny rat

Adult weight : 0.357 kg (0.7854 lbs)

Female maturity :148 days

Male maturity : 146 days

Gestation : 64 days

Weaning : 29 days

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.025 kg (0.055 lbs)

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