White-bellied rat

White-bellied rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Niviventer niviventer


Keywords: white

The White-bellied 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 whitebellied rat
A young / baby of a whitebellied rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A whitebellied rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
India, Nepal and Pakistan

Facts about the white-bellied rat

ROOF RAT The roof rat, also known as the black rat, ship rat, gray-bellied rat, Alexandrine rat and white-bellied rat, is smaller and sleeker than the Norway rat.

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