Black-footed tree rat

Black-footed tree rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Mesembriomys gouldii


Keywords: black

The Black-footed tree 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 blackfooted tree rat
A young / baby of a blackfooted tree rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A blackfooted tree rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
Black-footed tree rat

Adult weight : 0.9 kg (1.98 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Female maturity :71 days

Gestation : 44 days

Weaning : 47 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 4

Weight at birth : 0.035 kg (0.077 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.441 kg (0.9702 lbs)

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