Bougainville mosaic-tailed rat

Bougainville mosaic-tailed rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Melomys bougainville

 

The Bougainville mosaic-tailed rat is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Bougainville mosaic-tailed rat

Bougainville Mosaic-Tailed Rat or Melomys bougainville is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Near Threatened .

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