Big-headed rice rat

Big-headed rice rat

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


The Big-headed 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 bigheaded rice rat
A young / baby of a bigheaded rice rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A bigheaded rice rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Argentina and Bolivia

Facts about the big-headed rice rat

Big-Headed Rice Rat or Oryzomys legatus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

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