Alpine woolly rat

Alpine woolly rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Mallomys gunung


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

Facts about the alpine woolly rat

The Alpine Woolly Rat is only found in the high alpine and sub-alpine grasslands in New Guinea. (Full text)

[ Image to go here ] The Alpine Woolly Rat The Alpine Woolly Rat (Mallomys gunung) is currently listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). (Full text)

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