Chaco marsh rat

Chaco marsh rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Holochilus chacarius

 

The Chaco marsh 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 Chaco marsh rat
A young / baby of a Chaco marsh rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Chaco marsh rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Argentina and Paraguay

Facts about the Chaco marsh rat

Holochilus chacarius is found in Paraguay and northeastern Argentina, generally in wet, seasonally .

Holochilus chacarius is found in Paraguay and northeastern Argentina, generally in wet, seasonally wet, or semiaquatic habitats. (Full text)

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