South American water rat
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Nectomys squamipes
The South american water 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 South American water ratA young / baby of a South American water rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A South American water rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Facts about the South American water rat
ReyThe water rat, Nectomys squamipes, is reported as a natural host of Schistosoma mansoni in Brazil.
huntr111-16-2004, 09:19 AMYep, those south american water rats are tearing up the shore. (Full text)More animals beginning with S