Brush-tailed rabbit rat

Brush-tailed rabbit rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Conilurus penicillatus


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

Adult weight : 0.144 kg (0.3168 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 5 years

Gestation : 35 days

Weaning : 31 days

Litter size : 2

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.213 kg (0.4686 lbs)

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