Ghana rufous-nosed rat

Ghana rufous-nosed rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Oenomys ornatus


The Ghana rufous-nosed rat is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Ghana rufousnosed rat
A young / baby of a Ghana rufousnosed rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Ghana rufousnosed rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

Facts about the Ghana rufous-nosed rat

Oenomys ornatus is limited to the West African forest block, whereas Oenomys hypoxanthus lives within tropical forests and woodlands from Central to East Africa. (Full text)

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