Mountain mosaic-tailed rat

Mountain mosaic-tailed rat

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


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

Facts about the mountain mosaic-tailed rat

Mountain Mosaic-Tailed Rat or Melomys rubex is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

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