Ryukyu rat

Ryukyu rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Diplothrix legatus


The Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat, ryukyu rat is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Ryukyu rat
A young / baby of a Ryukyu rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Ryukyu rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Ryukyu rat habitats
Forest and Temperate forest

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