Galapagos rice rat

Galapagos rice rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Oryzomys galapagoensis

 

The Galapagos rice rat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Galapagos rice rat
A young / baby of a Galapagos rice rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Galapagos rice rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Countries
Ecuador
Galapagos rice rat habitats
Shrubland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland

Facts about the Galapagos rice rat

For instance, the endemic (occurring only on the Galapagos) rice-rat is almost extinct because ships brought in the much more powerful black and brown rats.

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