Soft-furred rat

Soft-furred rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Millardia meltada


The Soft-furred 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 softfurred rat
A young / baby of a softfurred rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A softfurred rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Facts about the soft-furred rat

Mjukpälsråtta (=Soft Furred Rat) is really the name of all the species in the Praomys genus; like the Praomys erythroleucus (also used in research), the Praomys taitae, and more.

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