Cape York mosaic-tailed rat

Cape York mosaic-tailed rat

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


The Cape york mosaic-tailed 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 Cape York mosaictailed rat
A young / baby of a Cape York mosaictailed rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Cape York mosaictailed rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

Facts about the Cape York mosaic-tailed rat

The Cape York Melomys (Melomys capensis) is widespread in rainforests and vine thickets in the north of the Peninsula.

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