Earless water rat

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Original source: Distribution of the murine rodent genera Baiyankamys, Crossomys and Hydromys (except for the widespread H. chrysogaster) on New Guinea, based on Image:New guinea named.PNG. Hydromys hussoni: first on the left Hydromys habbema: second from the left (Syn. Baiyankamys habbema) Hydromys ziegleri: third from the left Crossomys moncktoni: fourth from the left Hydromys shawmayeri: on the right (Syn. Baiyankamys shawmayeri)

Earless water rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Crossomys moncktoni


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

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