Greater stick-nest rat

Greater stick-nest rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Leporillus conditor


The Greater stick-nest rat, house-building 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 greater sticknest rat
A young / baby of a greater sticknest rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A greater sticknest rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Greater stick-nest rat habitats
Dry savanna and Savanna
Some facts about the
Greater stick-nest rat

Adult weight : 0.333 kg (0.7326 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 5 years

Female maturity :227 days

Male maturity : 240 days

Gestation : 38 days

Weaning : 36 days

Litter size : 2

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Facts about the greater stick-nest rat

The greater stick-nest rat (Leporillus conditor) is listed as PRESUMED EXTINCT on the schedules of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.

The Greater Stick-Nest Rat (Leporillus conditor) The Greater Stick-nest Rat is a threatened native rodent.

Three threatened mammal species have already been reintroduced onto the island: Burrowing Bettong (Boodie) Shark Bay Mouse Banded Hare-wallaby The reintroduction of the Western Barred Bandicoot and Greater Stick-nest Rat is planned in the near future.

Greater stick-nest rats are critically endangered. (Full text)

The Greater Stick-nest Rat is the world's rarest rodent. (Full text)

Leporillus conditor is a predominantly ground-dwelling, herbivorous rodent of semi-arid, perennial shrubland habitats, which builds nests of interwoven sticks for protection from the elements and from predators. (Full text)

The cute greater stick-nest rats are very small, docile rodents with round ears. (Full text)

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