West African shaggy rat

West African shaggy rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Dasymys rufulus

 

The West african shaggy rat is listed as Least Concern. 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 West African shaggy rat
A young / baby of a West African shaggy rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A West African shaggy rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

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