Montane fish-eating rat

Montane fish-eating rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Neusticomys monticolus


The Montane fish-eating 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 montane fisheating rat
A young / baby of a montane fisheating rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A montane fisheating rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Colombia and Ecuador

Facts about the montane fish-eating rat

Montane Fish-Eating Rat or Neusticomys monticolus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

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