Moncton's mosaic-tailed rat

Moncton's mosaic-tailed rat

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


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

Facts about the Moncton's mosaic-tailed rat

Moncton's Mosaic-Tailed Rat or Melomys moncktoni is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern . (Full text)

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