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 muskratA 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'.
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 SpeciesÂ 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)More animals beginning with R