Whitehead's spiny rat

Whitehead's spiny rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Maxomys whiteheadi


The Whitehead's spiny rat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Whitehead's spiny rat

Maxomys rajah usually dominates primary forest and logged-over forest, while Maxomys whiteheadi is normally very common in open areas. (Full text)

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