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 ratA 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'.
Long-tailed pygmy rice rat habitatsSubantarctic 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)More animals beginning with L