Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat

Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat

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

 

Keywords: tail

The Bramble cay mosaic-tailed rat is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat

The critically endangered Bramble Cay melomys (Melomys rubicola) is known only from a vegetated cay located 50 km from New Guinea. (Full text)

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