Tome's spiny rat

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Tome's spiny rat

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


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

Adult weight : 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 6 years

Female maturity :146 days

Male maturity : 146 days

Gestation : 64 days

Weaning : 21 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 5

Weight at birth : 0.023 kg (0.0506 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 2 W

Body mass : 0.498 kg (1.0956 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

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