Highland small rice rat

Highland small rice rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Microryzomys altissimus


The Highland small rice 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 highland small rice rat
A young / baby of a highland small rice rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A highland small rice rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

Facts about the highland small rice rat

Highland Small Rice Rat or Microryzomys altissimus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

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