Malagasy giant rat
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Nesomyinae
Species : Hypogeomys antimena
The Malagasy giant 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 Malagasy giant ratA young / baby of a Malagasy giant rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Malagasy giant rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Malagasy giant rat habitatsForest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Malagasy giant rat
Adult weight : 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 13 years
Female maturity :730 days
Male maturity : 365 days
Gestation : 120 days
Weaning : 35 days
Litter size : 1
Facts about the Malagasy giant rat
Hypogeomys antimena is the most sensitive species to disturbances within this fragile eco-system.
Malagasy Giant Rat or Hypogeomys antimena is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Endangered due to A2c.
Simone Sommer, Zoologisches Institut, UniversitÃ¤t Hamburg, Germany The Malagasy giant jumping rat (Hypogeomys antimena) is one of the most endangered mammal species due to recent restrictions of its geographic range to less than 20 x 40 km of dry deciduous forest on the western coast
The Endangered Giant Jumping Rat of MalagasyThe Malagasy giant rat is a large, rotund, rabbit-like rodent with conspicuous large ears.
The Malagasy giant rat is a large, rotund, rabbit-like rodent with conspicuous large ears .
The Malagasy giant rat is threatened by habitat loss and competition from introduced black rats.
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