Long-footed water rat

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Original source: Distribution of the murine rodent genera Leptomys on New Guinea based on Image:New guinea named.PNG. From left to right: Leptomys sp. Leptomys signatus Leptomys ernstmayri Leptomys elegans Leptomys sp.

Long-footed water rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Leptomys elegans


The Long-footed water rat is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the longfooted water rat
A young / baby of a longfooted water rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A longfooted water rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Long-footed water rat habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest

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