Komodo rat

Komodo rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Komodomys rintjanus


The Komodo rat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Komodo rat

The Komodo rat is also one of five endemic species of about 50 mammal species found here. (Full text)

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