Round-tailed muskrat

Round-tailed muskrat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Neofiber alleni

 

The Round-tailed muskrat 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 roundtailed muskrat
A young / baby of a roundtailed muskrat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A roundtailed muskrat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
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United States

Facts about the round-tailed muskrat

Round-tailed muskrats are too small to be profitably harvested for food or fur.

The Round-tailed Muskrat (Neofiber alleni) is a semi-aquatic rodent.

The round-tailed muskrat is about a foot long (including the tail) and weighs half a pound.

Similar Species Round-tailed Muskrat is smaller, with round tail; found only in se Georgia and peninsular Florida.

Similar Species  Round-tailed Muskrat is smaller, with round tail; found only in se Georgia and peninsular Florida.

The round-tailed muskrat, or Florida water rat, Neofiber alleni, is found in swampy regions of Florida and SE Georgia.

Round-tailed muskrats are a rare species of conservation concern. (Full text)

The round-tailed muskrat, or Florida water rat (Neofiber alleni), is smaller. (Full text)

All About Muskrats Muskrats can be found throughout North America, except Florida where a relative called the round-tailed muskrat is found. (Full text)

Round-tailed muskrats are common in the prairies. (Full text)

The Round-tailed Muskrat is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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