Long-tailed pygmy rice rat

Long-tailed pygmy rice rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Oligoryzomys longicaudatus


The Long-tailed pygmy rice 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 longtailed pygmy rice rat
A young / baby of a longtailed pygmy rice rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A longtailed pygmy rice rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Argentina and Chile
Long-tailed pygmy rice rat habitats
Subantarctic forest

Facts about the long-tailed pygmy rice rat

Long-Tailed Pygmy Rice Rat or Oligoryzomys longicaudatus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Our results confirm that Oligoryzomys longicaudatus is the major reservoir for Hantavirus with an intraspecific rate of 6. (Full text)

The Oligoryzomys longicaudatus is the reservoir of the AND virus Sout lineage (4, 17, 36). (Full text)

Andes virus (formal name: Andes virus [ANDV], a species in the genus Hantavirus), which is carried by Oligoryzomys longicaudatus, is responsible for most HPS cases in Argentina and Chile. (Full text)

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